11:15AM, Monday 24 January 2022
Will De Havilland has attributed Maidenhead United’s ‘organisation’ to their recent run of National League results, with the latest being a thoroughly impressive victory over FC Halifax Town.
After the Magpies had taken the lead in the 28th minute thanks to Josh Kelly, the league leaders were shut out and limited to few chances by De Havilland and his fellow defenders.
Saturday’s tie might have lacked goals but provided plenty of entertainment for the home support, with Alan Devonshire’s men undeniably the superior outfit and deserving of the three points.
Speaking to the Advertiser after the game, De Havilland said: “It’s really good, this little run we’ve got going after the Bromley game. We seem a lot more organised, and I think the formation we’re playing is working.
“It’s been good to get some results on the board to help us push up the table. The gaffer goes through things with us before the games and we’re starting to take it on board now. It looks like we’ve stepped up a bit.
“Everyone played well. We seemed to shut them out and limit them to very few chances, which we didn’t do as well against Chesterfield.
“I think we could have scored a few more down the other end too, and it could have been 3-0 or 4-0. Kells causes defenders real mayhem, he’s always getting behind, so he’s been a real good asset for us. We’re happy to get the clean sheet and the three points.”
Speaking on his first season at York Road, De Havilland added: “It’s been really enjoyable to play in this team, especially in the last two games against tough opposition.
“We have a great group of characters and we’re a real tight-knit group that are working together properly on the pitch now.”
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