Well I am glad that one is out the way. Very pleasing victory with a superb goal from Tom Murphy. He had something about him out there tonight, lovely little bits of skill, turns and twists, and plenty of pace. In fact the whole team put in a good shift, all the over the park, they seemed to time their tackles better and all played with a demanding tempo. There was the odd error but nothing to seriously trouble us.
I thought Ebbsfleet played their part and were menacing at times but seemed to lack that killer pass to split Dover’s defence and it took a very good goal to steal our clean sheet. At times the reds passed it around without any purpose, with McMahon anonymous at times. I’m sure they will be there or thereabouts later in the season but for now it is nice to savour a rare local derby win.
Of course it is too early to start thinking about winning anything but if we can carry this run on who knows, it could get interesting around Christmas. The next three games, Concord, Whitehawk and Hayes, look like straight forward games but we shouldn’t let complacency creep in. Just keep the ethos and spirit from tonight and I’m sure we can progress.
This squad is shaping up nicely, although it could do with one or two more additions for when injuries and suspensions take hold. Although I am sure Kinnear is on top of things. In Kinnear we trust of course.
Come on you Whites!