Wednesday 04th January 2006

We shot ourselves in the foot, admits Walker

Maidstone United went the whole of 2005 without losing a Kentish Observer League game, but coach Alan Walker admitted his side "shot themselves in the foot" after losing 1-0 at home to Lordswood on Monday, writes Stephen McCartney.

Striker Mo Takaloo helped himself to four goals as the Stones won 5-0 at North Dane Way just after Christmas but substitute Mike Cunningham's goal after 73 minutes in their game at Bourne Park denied Maidstone the chance to take over from Beckenham Town at the top of the table.

"We shot ourselves in the foot again," Walker told www.maidstoneunited.co.uk, after his side lost their first game after just two days into the new year.

"We put ourselves in a great position to be league leaders tonight and again, what I consider to be a vastly inferior team, we have come away with nothing.

"All credit to them.  I thought they defended quite well but it was down to our attitude and our quality wasn't there today.  I am very, very disappointed in the lads."

With Beckenham Town in Kent Senior Trophy quarter-final action, the Stones can go top of the table with a win at Erith & Belvedere on Saturday.  They too only collected one win from their two games with local rivals Thamesmead Town over the holiday period.

Erith & Belvedere v Maidstone United
Kentish Observer League
Saturday 7th January 2006
Kick Off 3:00pm
at Park View Road, Welling