Dean delighted with victory
Dean delighted with victory

Welling Town manager Louis Dean was delighted with his side’s victory over Snodland Town last weekend.

It was a victory that saw his side take another massive stride towards the SCEFL First Division title, although Louis is keeping his and his sides feet firmly on the ground.

Speaking after the victory and his side not making things easy for themselves, he said: “No, we played alright I thought in terms of against the elements and the bad weather. We should have been two-nil up in the first ten to fifteen minutes. Golding has had a couple of chances, but if we don’t put the chances away that puts more pressure on us.

“They have caught us out with a goal kick obviously the wind has taken it, we had a chat at half time and Jack has been superb for us all season. The fact of the matter is we kept going, we got our heads up and scored a good goal from Gamble on his birthday and then in the second half it was never in doubt as far as I am concerned.

“They had a bit of a spell in the last 15 minutes or so but obviously the game was dead and buried by then, we thoroughly deserved the win.”

Dean made a few changes to the team that took to the pitch against Snodland Town to ensure there is competition for places and to keep everyone fresh for the run in.

He added: “Harvey has come in from Whyteleafe and I’ve known Harv for a number of years. We are here to win the league and if we have someone of his prowess then we have got to utilise that really.

“Obviously Harvey came in today and did very well on his debut, and the rest of the boys have worked so hard this week, especially second half in both games really. The second half performance on Wednesday and today really showed they are up for the challenge and they want to drive and get us promoted.”

With Welling Town going behind on a regular basis and having to take the game to the opponents, Dean doesn’t get frustrated as he knows it is part and parcel of the game.

He added: “That’s football at the end of the day. Before they scored as I said earlier we created enough chances, so it is not like we aren’t creating enough chances. It is just that we aren’t putting it in the back of the net before they do.

“It is frustrating that we concede a goal today, let alone the seven in the last two games, this is a tough place to come and Snodland have done really well ever since the new management came in. It is a tough place to come and we have got a really good result against the elements, we will take that and the three points for us. We have got five to go, we have just got to concentrate on ourselves.”

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