Daish’s call for calm
PUBLISHED: 11:27 04 February 2010 | UPDATED: 11:27 23 August 2010
LIAM Daish has warned his Ebbsfleet United side not to get too far ahead of themselves as they continue their quest for Blue Square Premier (BSP) survival. The Fleet achieved a notable scalp with a 3-2 victory over Luton Town at Kenilworth Road last Satu
LIAM Daish has warned his Ebbsfleet United side not to get too far ahead of themselves as they continue their quest for Blue Square Premier (BSP) survival.
The Fleet achieved a notable scalp with a 3-2 victory over Luton Town at Kenilworth Road last Saturday - a feat the manager insists is one of the best in the Stonebridge Road outfit's entire history.
But, with Ebbsfleet still hovering perilously above the drop zone, Daish is adamant their sole focus must be on what is still to be done in the present and not past glories.
"We deserved it - there wasn't anything fluky about it, with no bad decisions that went against Luton," the Fleet boss explained.
"It was just totally delightful for all of the players, the supporters and the whole club. It was a good day - and result -- against the favourites at the beginning of the season and one of the big hitters in the league.
"We probably wrecked a few coupons on Saturday, so it gives you a lot of satisfaction.
"It's one of the best performances and results in the club's history and there's no getting away from that.
"I'm mindful that it has gone now and we've got to look forward to the next one, but credit where credit is due to the players.
"They all contributed and did their jobs. It has given everyone around the club a real shot in the arm and, hopefully, we can keep that momentum going and build on that as well."
Brazilian striker Magno Vieira has been instrumental in the Fleet's recent revival, netting twice to help down Richard Money's Hatters team at the weekend.
The Samba star's latest displays earned him the BSP player-of-the-month award for January on Tuesday and Daish believes it could not have gone to a more fitting recipient.
"We all know that Magno has got quality and something a little bit extra," he added.
"However, he's pairing that with a lot of hard work as well and reaping the benefits of that. He's done well."
Ebbsfleet travel to rock-bottom Chester City this Saturday before hosting Histon next Tuesday evening.
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