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Maidenhead United: It Was A Real Professional Display

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Posted by Oliver Thompson
Posted on Sun 6 Oct 2019
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An early goal from club top scorer Liam McAlinden secured victory for the Shaymen at York Road for the first time in history. 

After the game, manager Pete Wild who sees his side at the top of the Vanarama National League commented:

“I’m really pleased, I thought it was a really professional display, we managed the game from start to finish.

“Getting a goal early on really helps, but I thought that allowed us to control the game, and we did speak about coming to places like this (York Road) and making sure that we weren’t half a yard off it. 

“I was really pleased with the professionalism of the lads through-out the game and how we dominated the game with the ball, but more importantly how we dominated the game without the ball.”

Goalscorer Liam McAlinden has currently scored seven goals this season since joining in the summer, Wild was more than complementary of his new signing:

“It was a great strike and I was sat right behind him.  He’s a real goal-scoring threat and you can play him in any of the front four positions that we play which is pleasing – number 10, number 9 either side and he’s got all of them in his locker.”

The Shaymen were also bolstered by the news that Jamie Allen and Niall Maher returned to the bench after recovering from respective injuries, with Allen coming on as a second half substitute.  Club Captain Matty Brown was still ruled out with his hamstring injury.

“I’m really pleased to give Jamie Allen some minutes and get him back onto the pitch and back to where he needs to be, hopefully we can do that with a few more lads in the coming weeks.

“Matty has just tweaked something and didn’t feel right so we are not going to rush him back and we’ll assess him Monday to see if he’ll back for Tuesday.”

The victory was overseen by an estimate of 80 Shaymen fans who made the trip to York Road.

“Excellent support again and thank you very much for making the long journey again – twice in two weeks.  I’m really pleased for them (fans) cheering the players on and as you saw at the end the lads really appreciate the fans coming to support them.”

FC Halifax Town are next in action at the Shay Stadium on Tuesday 08 October against Chorley FC.

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