Hat-trick hero Dominic Poleon says with the competition for places up front and the quality of his fellow strikers, there’s plenty of potential for partnerships ahead.
Poleon’s hat-trick already put him two ahead of Rakish Bingham in the Fleet scoring charts but the former Leeds front man is in no doubt there are goals everywhere.
“Raks will be fine, hopefully next game I’ll be the one assisting him,” Poleon told BBC Radio Kent’s Charles Webster. “But it’s a good partnership, we’ve got loads of competition for places all over the park. You saw Elliott Romain coming today, he was excellent. All around the park we’ve got competition for places, we’ve got a healthy squad and we’ve just got to build on this and continue.
I couldn’t have done it without my teammates creating the chances for me and I’m just happy that I finished them off. I don’t know if you guys remember when I first joined I said I’ve known Rakish for many years but we’ve never played together, so when I signed here I was excited to know that I’ve got a friendship outside of football. It could only flourish and it’s getting better. So with pre-season and everything that’s gone on it’s just got better and better and i just look forward to continuing that partnership.”
Having fans back to cheer goals was more music to strikers’ ears and Poleon said his appetite for action was whetted well ahead of kick-off.
“We’ve worked hard. We’ve had a tough pre-season, we’ve had some good games,” he said. “We put a lot of work in on the training ground and it’s just good that we got to finish it off with a game like that, with the fans back. Let’s face it, no-one likes to play in front of no-one. When fans are here spurring you one, even with the tough times during a game, they’re the 12th man and we want to make our home ground a fortress.
“We want to make our fans proud of what we’re trying to produce on the pitch so it was delightful, especially [after] this morning, watching the Leeds-Manchester United game, seeing them back on TV, seeing everything with the Euros and stuff like that only makes you itch to go and do the same.
“Again I’ve got to give thanks to my teammates because if they don’t put the ball in certain positions I’m not there to score. So as much as I’m happy with the goals i’ve got to give credit to my team as well for getting me in those positions.’