Cam do better’ - Fleet boss confident of more goal rushes ahead
PUBLISHED: 16:58 11 September 2008 | UPDATED: 10:06 23 August 2010
LIAM Daish insists his Ebbsfleet United side s thrashing of Forest Green Rovers last Saturday was a poorer outing than their previous run-out against Cambridge United, writes Alex Leach. The free-scoring Fleet sailed away from Gloucestershire last weeken
LIAM Daish insists his Ebbsfleet United side's thrashing of Forest Green Rovers last Saturday was a poorer outing than their previous run-out against Cambridge United, writes Alex Leach.
The free-scoring Fleet sailed away from Gloucestershire last weekend having achieved a comprehensive 4-1 victory, but that display was not even comparable to the superior showing they had produced in their 1-1 draw four days earlier.
"It was not as good a performance as the one we put in against Cambridge at home, which I thought was a terrific game," the Fleet boss admitted bluntly. "It had a terrific tempo, great quality football and we showed everyone we've come a long way in a short space of time.
"But, we took our chances against Forest Green Rovers, scored in two good periods - just after the first whistle and right before half-time - and were a little bit more compact in the second half when, again, we capitalised on our opportunities. It's the results that give you confidence, as well as how you play."
The rout at New Lawn Stadium is the second time in eight Blue Square Premier fixtures the Northfleet-based outfit have struck four times in 90 minutes following last month's 4-0 success over Stevenage Borough.
Such feats could well have been doubled to boot, according to Daish, who believes his Fleet are now perfectly capable of blitzing opponents out of the water.
"We've had plenty of chances to score goals, although we have not taken them," he said. "It's very rare for any team anywhere to score four and five goals, yet when they do arrive, it's great. That's twice now we've scored four in a game and it shows that we've got a bit of firepower.
"We could have scored four against Mansfield and Oxford, so it's within us. It's just getting it out of us and being clinical consistently."
This Saturday sees Ebbsfleet travel to Wrexham where Daish is expecting a hostile atmosphere.
"It will be a partisan place to go - they are still getting good crowds in with supporters who get behind their team," he added. "There's no doubt it will be tough. To start with, we're going to have to be very solid and win our battles.
"I'm pretty confident we'll get chances throughout the match, it's - again - a case of taking them as it certainly makes life easier when you do."
George Purcell (hip) is a slight injury doubt ahead of the Wales trip and his fitness will be assessed today.