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Nuneaton: Kept The Hopes Alive

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Sun 6 Apr 2014
Posted in First Team

After helping his side extend their unbeaten run to seven games in the Skrill Premier with victory over Nuneaton, Lois Maynard was in good spirits when he spoke to Shaymen Player.

The holding midfielder was ecstatic with the 1-0 win courtesy of a late Chris Smith header.

“It couldn’t have got any better to be honest with you. During the game it didn’t look like we were going to a goal even though we were putting a lot of pressure on, but the breakthrough came through so we are happy with it.”

Maynard again played his part and was pleased with the shift he put in.

“I thought I played well. I thought I could have been in the game a little bit more but I thought my energy levels were decent enough.”

The elation on the faces of everyone involved was evident to see as Chris Smith headed in the winner, with the fans, players and coaching staff all celebrating wildly, something which Maynard said was down to how much the goal and three points meant.

“It meant everything. If we didn’t get the three points today I think it would have been pushing it (to make the play-offs), but it has kept the hopes alive and we will keep going to the end.”

The game also saw The Shaymen shut out the opposition yet again, which Maynard attributes to the confidence of the side and the work that has been put in on the training ground.

“Confidence couldn’t be any higher. We haven’t gone on a run like this all season so we are happy with how we are playing. Six clean sheets in the last seven, so we can’t ask for much better and we’ve got to keep it going until the end of the season.”

“I think at the start of the season we took a lot of chances and our decision making was a bit off at times, but we’ve been working on it and training and what we’ve been working on is coming off on the pitch.”

With a week now until The Shaymen are next in action, the focus for Maynard was solely on next Saturday’s trip to Barnet and not the push for the play-offs that the good form has found The Shaymen involved in.

“As we’ve said from the start of it we’ll just take each game as it comes and hopefully we will do the same in the next away game and get the three points against Barnet.”

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