Ode to Adeloye

Fleet’s very own Major Tom had the ground in his control last night as Tomi Adeloye departed with home fans singing his name following his late double-strike to sink Woking.

“It’s a lovely reception from the fans,” he told BBC Radio Kent’s Charles Webster. “I’ve got a lot of time for people that week in, week out come and support us and it’s a really nice feeling to be appreciated by a group of fans.

“It was a good feeling. I know I may have looked very cool and calm when I scored but I was happy for the team and helping with the three points. That’s the most important thing. It’s about the team, not individuals, so I’m happy to help.”

The team mentality was never more in evidence than with new signing Michael Timlin encouraging from the sidelines. The former Stevenage midfielder may be frustrated by off-field woes but he had a few words of advice for Adeloye before his two-goal salvo.

“It’s always important to visualise when you come on the spaces where you can exploit,” Adeloye said. “Tims [Michael Timlin] was telling me to look out for certain things, certain movements and how their centre-backs play so I was being very mindful of what I needed to do when I came on and I executed it pretty well.”

Another player who aided that execution was Adam Mekki, whose excellent free-kick set the ball rolling, and he and Adeloye conferred at several set pieces about where to aim the delivery.

“I told Meks where to put it because I could see they’d left a massive gap,” Adeloye revealed. “I don’t know if they did that on purpose or it was just marking but there was a gap and I told Meks just to put the ball there. It was a perfect ball, he literally done all the work for me and I just had to guide it into the goal. So I thank Meks massively for that because he got me on my way.

“It was a good impact from me, I’m proud of my contribution for the team and it’s a massive three points for us with that game in hand. And now we can start looking upwards and hopefully go again on Saturday with another big win.”

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Ed Miller

Ed Miller

Ed Miller has been Ebbsfleet United's communications manager and programme editor since 2014 and responsible for the club website since 2007. Contact him on
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