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Hinshelwood: We’re learning to win ugly

Hinshelwood: We’re learning to win ugly

Manager Adam Hinshelwood was pleased to see his side gain successive 1-0 wins after victory over Enfield Town in the Bostik League Premier Division.

A 12th minute Zack Newton goal was enough to take the points back to Sussex whilst at the other end Lucas Covolan picked up back to back clean sheets leaving Hinshelwood happy to see his side move up to 14th in the table.

‘I thought first half we played some really good stuff, hit the bar and the post, created chances but not able to take them all. Taking one or two chances plus clean sheets equals wins and at the moment we’re getting that to happen.’

‘Enfield made it hard for us as I expected, the pitch was very lively as they are this time of the season. We maybe made it a bit too easy for them when we went long, we have to find ways to win ugly sometimes and we’re starting to do that a bit more.’

‘Once again we had a very strong bench, great ability amongst the substitutes to be able to change or add to what we had on the pitch. I’ve said to the players it’s something to get used to for next season, there will be competition across the squad in all areas to ensure we can compete week in, week out.’

Hinshelwood conceded the squad have surpassed his expectations in terms of their current points tally and is hoping for last effort this coming weekend to finish on 59 points.

‘I think when back in November after we lost away at Harlow we were seven points adrift at the bottom, I felt that if we were in and around the others at Christmas we would have a chance. But to be 20 odd points clear of the bottom of the league has exceeded what I expected by this time in the season.’

‘The players we had and added to are really good lads, I can’t speak highly enough of them all. They’ve conducted themselves well throughout the season, they listen to everything myself and Ararran ask of them.’

Hinshelwood also confirmed Reece Meekums’ injury shouldn’t keep him out of the final game of the season.

‘Reece was suffering with a tight chest, a condition he has that happens from time to time. Brighton of course look after him well and constantly monitor him. Reece has been superb for us this season, scored some vital goals and made a very helpful contribution.’

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