Ebbsfleet United boss Daryl McMahon: We're happy with where we're at

Thursday 24th August 2017

EBBSFLEET UNITED boss Daryl McMahon says he is satisfied with the club’s return to the top-flight of non-league football.

The Fleet sit in eleventh-place in the Vanarama National League table but are unbeaten in the League in with four draws and a win in five games.

McMahon’s men host sixth-placed Gateshead at Stonebridge Road on Saturday, before travelling to fifth-placed Dover Athletic on Bank Holiday Monday, 28 August (both games kicking off at 15:00).

McMahon told www.ebbsfleetunited.co.uk: “We could have easily nicked more points than we have but we’ve been good in all the games, we’ve played some good stuff, we’ve had chances.

“We have to build on it, we’ve been terribly unlucky in terms of injuries over the last week but they’re part of football and we’ve reacted to that in the sense of the lads who’ve come in have played well. We’re happy with where we’re at.”

The Fleet’s only defeat of the season came on Tuesday night when their Vanarama National League rivals Bromley snatched a 1-0 win at Stonebridge Road in the Kent Reliance Senior Cup Second Round.

Brett Williams maintained Bromley’s unbeaten start to the season by converting Iffy Allen’s cross in a game where both sides made 21 changes between them with only Bromley keeper David Gregory maintaining his ever-present place for Neil Smith’s side.

McMahon, who played in the game, said: “It was good for myself to play with people.  To see what they’re seeing sometimes that you can’t see form the sideline while you’re on the pitch and you can coach on the pitch, which is nice.

“We haven’t got many bodies to spare at the minute so it was good for me to get a sweat on and have a little game of football.

“It was a good game. We had a really mixed team out tonight.  I thought everyone put in a good performance.  I thought the young boys did really well.”

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