Daryl McMahon was largely satisfied with the win over Harrow Borough and pleased with the performances of the players he brought in this afternoon.
“In patches we were very good, in patches we weren’t,” the Fleet boss told Charles Webster. “The important thing was winning and getting minutes for some players and that was achieved. There was some good combination play with Charlie and the midfield players. Those players that came in, they train well and they have to play some minutes somewhere otherwise what’s the point? They equipped themselves well.”
The Fleet boss had been critical of his side’s concentration lapses to allow late goals over the past month and he saw Harrow nick another nine minutes from time today. “That’s a reaction of what’s happened in the last few games,” McMahon said. “There was some bad decision-making in that last little bit. Jack Connors going across the box which is unlike him but once you get over the line with a win you get confidence back and on to the next one.”
And McMahon was also happy to get another game out of the way for his suspended pair, with a First Round tie also eating into another of Mark Phillips’ suspensions: “One of the reasons we needed to win today was the fact it helps us with suspensions, that was a big thing for me today as well. And we’ll see who we get in the next round.
“After last week, we needed the win today. It was no way near a complete performance, it was never going to be with the amount of changes we made but it was a good day.”
Listen to the full interview below.