Isthmian League

Saunders: “We were in control of our destiny”

Speaking after Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Hythe Town that extended the Hawks’ unbeaten run in the league to 12 matches, manager Shaun Saunders was a pleased man once again.

“I’m very happy. It was a tough one, I knew it would be but it was probably tougher than what I anticipated but we got the job done so, really pleased!”

Now just three points adrift of league leaders Ramsgate with a game in hand, we asked the importance of winning football matches even when the side isn’t performing at its highest standard.

“We weren’t at our best. I spoke to a few of the supporters and they said we weren’t great but we got the job done and that’s probably right. We all dug in, but I thought we played well. We were organised, always in control of our destiny today [Saturday]. We probably could have done better as I feel we had another couple of chances we could’ve done better with, but we defended really well again and that’s been the catalyst for where we are at the moment,” Saunders replied.

With an influx of fixtures hitting the Hawks hard, the momentum is still with the East Brighton club as they prepare for the visit of Newhaven on Tuesday evening in the Sussex Senior Cup. And Saunders seems more than content with playing every few days as the squad depth remains noticeably large.

“Keep them coming. I don’t like breaks so, I’d rather play and keep the momentum going and we’ve certainly got that wind on our backs at the moment. Players to a man have been top drawer.”

Whitehawk return to league action on Saturday with a visit to Isthmian newcomers Beckenham Town before heading back to Corinthian the weekend after, but the Hawks are next in action at The Enclosed Ground on Tuesday, November 22 versus Hastings United with a place in the Velocity Cup Quarter Final at stake.

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