TWFC - How pleased are you to get your first league win at The Culverden?
RS - To get our first league win at The Culverden was massive and I’m extremely pleased we got it at our earliest opportunity. When I took the job I highlighted our home form must be improved during this journey and that aim remains a target. But to get our first home win on Saturday was massive for us all and the players and I’m certainly hoping there’s many more to come in the future.
None of us were happy with our 1st half performance, especially me because we were letting ourselves down across the pitch. At half time we made a few tactical adjustments and changed a few things with a few players, as well as having a good conversation about what wasn’t working and how we could rectify it. The reaction I got was exactly what we wanted and I felt we were certainly good value for the win after 90 minutes.
TWFC - Tommy Taylor was in inspired form saving superbly in the first half and then the penalty stop near the end.
RS - Tommy had a great game and has been superb since he joined the club. His first half save was top draw, and when called upon for the penalty he certainly delivered.
TWFC - Jason Thompson James Huggins linked up well for the winner, JT now has 3 goals in 2 games. That must be pleasing?
RS - It’s been great see JT hitting the net in the past few games, we’ve worked hard on his game over the summer and adapted a few things that are now coming together and we’re seeing the results from his hard work over the summer now. We all know what he is capable of and as well as scoring he can create as he did for our winner.
I’m delighted for James Huggins scoring the winner and his 1st goal for the club and also know what it would of meant to him too.
The fans were again superb and every game they come and show their valued support to us. I can’t emphasise enough how much we all appreciate their support. Away at Pagham last week they turned up, were loud and drove us on. Once again on Saturday at home they spurred us on and it makes the results and goals we score even more meaningful. I know the players & the dressing room all feel the same and we can’t show our appreciation enough.
Special mention to the youth teams also from T Wells that have come and been ballboys/girls & mascots, they have been great. All are a real credit to the club.
TWFC - Looking ahead to Wednesday evening, what sort of test are you expecting from league newcomers Welling Town?
RS - We now have a busy schedule for us with 4 games in 10 days coming up. Welling Town will not be an easy fixture and it’s always tough against teams who have just been promoted, they had a good result on Saturday and start to the season in general, so they will want to have a go and beat us. We will have to make sure we’re on our game and we’ll setup in a way that we feel gives us the best chance to win the game.