Gary delighted with Canvey victory

Greensnet Editor
Wed 03 Sep 2014, 19:10

Gary McCann was a very happy man following last night's victory at Canvey Island.

He said, "I am delighted with the result and also the way that we reacted to the disappointment of Saturday. I was very critical of a number of individuals and the team as a unit on Saturday, but their response, individually and collectively, was excellent.

"The only concern for me was that we didn't take our chances. There is no one individual to blame for this - half a dozen players really should have scored from the good positions they took up. That said, it is great that we are creating so many chances. As for the penalty - I think that was the worst of the three.

"It was a worry that we went into the last few minutes with only a one-goal lead. They sent on a big centre-half to be an emergency striker to unsettle us. At that stage, a bad bounce or deflection might have meant two points slipping away. Last night we should have been comfortably out of sight.

"Before the season started, I gave the players individual targets, month by month, and the team too. The first of these was to pick up 13 points in August and we had that total after six games.

"With last night's win we are now on 16 points and my target for September was another 13 points and advancement in the FA Cup. Even with those three points, it is going to be tough to get 13 points because we have some very difficult games coming up and their might be postponements because of the FA Cup.

"However, if you had offered me 16 points after eight games - before the season started - I would probably have bitten off both your hands!"