Matt - Hastings post match and Horsham preview

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A good win yesterday against a good Hastings team, I thought the players where very good in terms of our work ethic and shape without the ball. First half we didn’t have anywhere near enough quality and failed to have any real control in terms of possession, Hastings caused us problems all game on set pieces and there was no surprise they eventually scored from one.

Second half we changed our tactics slightly and asked the players to change from our normal style of play as we felt it would cause Hastings problems and I feel it did.

Credit to the players on how they took on instructions for the game yesterday and the work they put in on and off the ball. We have worked really hard this month, so last week was very disappointing against Sittingbourne where we just weren’t good enough, and games like that have hurt us this season and it’s something we must improve on next season for us to ciontinue to progress.

Tuesday night we have another tough game against a very good Horsham team. They are certainly vying for promotion this season and have some very good players.

We have ten games remaining and although they are all tough I expect this to be the toughest, so we can again go and play without any fear and if we match the application shown yesterday, and against Ramsgate and Guernsey, then i feel we'll cause Horsham problems but it’s important we do so.

The support again yesterday was amazing and long may that continue. The players and staff massively appreciate it and it does help push the players on, and we will need you all again in good voice for another big local derby.

See you all Tuesday

Matt

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