May & Baker manager Wetherall says Benfleet win showed character
PUBLISHED: 14:00 11 December 2018
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May & Baker manager Micky Wetherall says his side showed character to win 3-2 against Benfleet in a game of two halves.
Kai Heather, Reece Tranter and new signing Taylor Tombides all found the net to help guide their side to three Thurlow Nunn Division One points at Barking Rugby Club.
“I’m pleased, especially if you look at the nature of the game. First half we took our chances and second half we stayed in the changing room,” Wetherall said.
“I can only feel for their manager as I would be furious having come out second half, played that well and taken nothing from the game.
“But it again shows the character of this lot, even at their worst they’re taking results.”
Wetherall praised up debutant Tombides after the former West Ham United and Romford player scored the winner, adding: “Taylor was a no-brainer for me, he is a great kid with a good background and was hungry to get himself back fit and knows where the goal is.
“When the ball was passed into him in the six-yard box with two centre-backs tight to him and a keeper to beat I said to my coach ‘let’s see his composure’.
“He sat on the centre-back, used his strength and struck it with his left foot under the goalkeeper. In the 90th minute I don’t think you could ask for a better introduction having only been on the pitch 30 minutes.
“To score the winner and see how he was after shows to us how much he wants to do well. His work ethic off the ball was encouraging. He ran in behind and linked up play well.”
Bakers boss Wetherall was also delighted to have three different goalscorers in the match.
“Three different goalscorers shows we don’t rely on one player to do well, we have ability going forward in abundance,” he added.
“Kai looks like he’s going to score or do something special in every game and that’s why we signed him.
“I’ve known him since he was a kid and he’s always been a talent, he’s got great energy and a good vibe.”
May & Baker were due to face Benfleet in the cup at Mayesbrook Park last night (Tuesday).