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A job well done

Ardley assesses Eastleigh win

14 March 2020

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A job well done

Ardley assesses Eastleigh win

14 March 2020

Neal Ardley was left delighted by our comprehensive victory against Eastleigh on Saturday.

We made it four league wins on the spin thanks to goals from Kyle Wootton (2), Kristian Dennis and Cal Roberts, giving us an eight-point buffer in the play-off spots.

And the boss was thrilled to end another week on an excellent note.

“We had a job to do and I’m delighted with the way we did it,” said Ardley.

“It’s never easy to keep the focus but we got our heads down and put in a really good performance.

“We knew the two home matches were chances to pick up points and they’ve put us in good stead for whatever comes next.

“The goals came from work off the ball. We’ve tried to get more into our game in terms of breaking lines. The third, in particular, showed that.”

Ardley made four changes from the side that beat Aldershot in the week and he’s pleased that everyone is producing when given the chance.

“I can only squad rotate if I have a group of players who are fit, strong and really at it,” he said. “That’s what I feel like I have got.

“Everybody has the bit between their teeth, whether or not they’re in matchday squads at the moment.

“They’re all pushing each other and see the bigger picture. They really want to achieve something and that’s good.”

Our Tuesday trip to Torquay is still up in the air, but the boss says preparations won’t be any different despite the coronavirus pandemic.

“We’ll turn up for training on Monday ready to go and we’ll adjust accordingly if the powers that be inform us otherwise,” explained Ardley.

“We’ve said to our players if anyone feels any symptoms at all, phone up and don’t come in.

“We’ll get ready for the game and if it is called off we’ll make sure we do the right thing for society.”

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