Wednesday Sep 9, 2009
Gary Mills' Lambs moved to fifth (joint fourth with Luton) in the Blue Square Premier on Tuesday night thanks to a superb 2-1 away win at Chester City. A first half goal from Richard Tait and a second half 'tap in' by captain Chris Smith put City to the sword who pulled one back late on as The Lambs held strong to continue their excellent start to the season.
For comment from the game from Gary please see the rest of the news story.
Next on the agenda is a trip to promoted Hayes and Yeading on Saturday, Sept 12, kick off 3pm and a supporters coach is going to the game, departing The Lamb at 11am.
"I am chuffed, it was a brilliant display and we thoroughly deserved the three points. My players are proving that they have what it takes to compete at this level and are going out into every game with the same attitude. Come 5pm on Saturday we want to be higher than we are now, that's the aim - to win football matches. There is a little 'disappointment' in the camp as we know that had things gone more in our favour we could be even higher and that is just spurring us on. Who knows what we can achieve in the long term, but we will definitely be working as hard as possible on the resources and with the budget we have to keep going and see where it takes us.
"With players such as MacKenzie, Wylde, Langdon and Pritchard all out for various reasons we had to change things again and I gave Seb (Lake-Gaskin) a start at Chester as he'd been impressing in training and without the luxury of a reserve side the only way I can see what my players are capable of is to put them into games. Gavin (Hurren) had a chance on Saturday and it was Seb's turn on Tuesday and he didn't disappoint.
"Alex (Rodman) felt his hamstring and we took him off as a precaution. Hopefully it isn't going to be bad for him, but we won't know more until later in the week. And although Trevor (Benjamin) is not as fit as we or he would like, he came on and did a superb job for us. To play with the same commitment and passion for the side and all for nothing (with regard to wages) is a measure of the man."
"So, we go to Hayes on Saturday with Bradley back in contention for a starting place. I've said it before, but this is the best set of players I've ever worked with and they were all exhausted after the game but we'll be raring to go again come 3pm Saturday in search of another 3 points."