Terry Sedge Reacts: Whitstable Performance / Unbeaten Run / Play-Offs / Velocity League Qualification / Jude Arthurs Performance
Terry Sedge has reacted to Ramsgate’s 2-0 win against Whitstable on Tuesday evening.
“I was really pleased with the lads on Tuesday. We went back to a formation that we’ve relied on in the past and I think they put in a superb performance.” Terry said.
“You could always tell that we had full control over the game which was quite pleasing to see.”
“At half-time I told the lads that I wanted to see more quality on the ball when in possession because at times we can get a little bit sloppy. So, it wasn’t perfect, of course.”
“We will continue to work on that front, but overall I am delighted with the win to keep this momentum going.”
Ramsgate are unbeaten since the arrival of Jason Lillis and Terry Sedge, accompanied by Joe Radford, and Terry has challenged his players to keep the run alive going into Saturday’s clash against top of the table Cray Valley.
“I’m not naive and I know the run will come to an end eventually, but my target for the players is to keep it going for as long as possible.”
“We are six games unbeaten at the moment, but let's say we get to fifteen, we then become a contender. The challenge to the players is ‘how far can you go?’ because the fans will be gunning for them.”
“I’ve been involved with clubs before where we have gone on 20-game unbeaten runs and a feat like that will get you to where you want to be.”
Despite a difficult start to the 2019/20 campaign, earning a play-off spot remains the target for Ramsgate.
“We have said all along that the play-offs has got to be a target for us, otherwise what is the point? Why are we here?” Terry said.
“Saturday will be a very tough game against a team in good form, but we want to give them a run for their money and hopefully we can keep climbing up that table gradually.”
Tuesday’s 2-0 win over Whitstable meant The Rams remained at the top of the Velocity League table. If Ramsgate avoid defeat in their final Velocity fixture against Herne Bay, a home tie against Leatherhead awaits us.
“It’s key for us that we go through because we want that tie against Leatherhead.” Terry said.
“In what is a very difficult looking group with the likes of Ashford, Hythe, and others, we now have a great opportunity to progress and that is what we will look to do.”
Jude Arthurs made his Ramsgate debut on Tuesday night and Terry Sedge is “excited” by the signing.
“I don’t know how much Jude has played or been involved with Bromley U23’s this season, but he looked incredibly sharp and great on the ball on Tuesday.”
“What I will say is that he looks like an incredibly exciting player and I’m looking forward to working with him.”
“If I picked his whole performance apart against Whitstable I’d say that he ticked a lot of boxes but equally there are a couple of things that can be improved - that will obviously come with time.”