Nick Davis - What a Performance Against Arundel, but Lets Back it up on Saturday Against Guernsey
Nick Davis has praised his side’s ‘professional’ performance away to Arundel on Tuesday night in the FA Cup first-qualifying round replay.
“I thought we were very professional today. We were in complete control until the end.” Nick said.
“We could’ve had many more as well if it wasn’t for their keeper. He was outstanding for them [Arundel] in both games to be honest.”
“This was a potential banana skin, and I think Arundel were better than on Saturday, despite the fact we scored four goals,”
“They come at us and that was brave of them, so all credit to their side as well.”
The manager has challenged his players to back up their outstanding performance against Arundel when Ramsgate take on Guernsey at the Southwood Stadium on Saturday.
“I said to the players ‘we’re 4-0 up and playing beautiful football, lets also do this when it’s 0-0 or when we are losing’, I still want to continue to play that way”.
“The big man [Steve Smith] has made a difference up top - he scored three and will probably be annoyed that he didn’t get a couple more!”
“But all round, what a performance from the whole squad. We were down to our bare bones with the likes of Chapman, Gray and Morrell out injured. All of a sudden our squad looked depleted, but the boys stepped up.”
“It’s so, so important to have that depth. We have a long season ahead and we’re in the cups, so all the boys know they are needed.”
“Against Ashford last week we suffered 2 injuries, and that hurt us a little bit. We didn’t think we had cover at left-back, but actually it turns out we did! Matty [Robinson] did really great.”
“If I was aware of that, maybe I would’ve gone with Matty at full-back on Saturday. That’s obviously no disrespect to Wynter, he has been exceptional at centre half alongside Friend this season. The experience that those two give you at the back is incredible.”
“My complete focus is now on Guernsey on Saturday. We need to back up this performance against Arundel and go win at home.”