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Dean's delight at City's improved form
10:49am Friday 25th October 2013 in Local Sport
DEAN Holdsworth is convinced his Chelmsford City squad can continue to climb the Skrill South league table if they keep “doing the right things,” as exhibited in last Saturday’s fine 3-0 victory at home to Eastbourne Borough.
The Clarets destroyed the Sussex club with a much-improved display from front to back and the Chelmsford manager claims such a performance had been coming for some time despite their indifferent opening to the campaign in August and September.
Leon Redwood, Mark Haines and Sam Long got on the score sheet at Melbourne Stadium, exciting the supporters on the terraces and broadening the smile of Holdsworth, who has also brought back fans’ favourite Matthew Lock into the fold.
“I’m really delighted,” he said after the final whistle.
“The familiarity of the players and confidence are both growing and they are all starting to understand each other as well.
“It could have been five or six, but I’m really pleased for the lads.
“They’ve trained really well.
“The last few sessions have been good so we’ll all benefit from that.
“If you carry on doing the right things you will win the game.
“I think getting the all-important first goal, for us, is really crucial.
“It’s also two clean sheets in a row, which is fantastic.”
Chelmsford lifted themselves up several positions in the standings with that win, and they intended to build on that momentum at Farnborough on Tuesday night for the rearranged fixture they were supposed to play on the opening day of the season.
This Saturday he takes his side to face newly-promoted Hampshire club Gosport Borough before embarking on a potential Essex Senior Cup run at Tilbury on Tuesday night.
Gosport are currently struggling at the foot of the table, so City will view the game as an opportunity to add three points to their overall total.
Meanwhile, as part of his recent squad adjustments, Holdsworth wished young full-back Ben Sampayo well following his release towards the end of the week. In the other direction comes familiar face Lock, who will add experience and versatility to his squad.
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