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Playing poorly and picking up points - That's how titles are won, says Steer

Rene Steer has said Maidenhead United’s willingness to go into the trenches and battle for each and every point should help them in their promotion quest.

United weren’t at their best in Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Poole Town, but, having fallen behind to Marvin Brooks’ goal with barely quarter of an hour left to play, they salvaged their unbeaten home record thanks to Christian Smith’s brilliance in the 93rd minute.

Playing poorly and picking up points? That’s how titles are won, says Steer.

“We had to go all the way to the end in that one,” he said. “That’s what it’s all about. We’ve now got 16 games and we’ve just got to keep going. We take it one game at a time.

“When you’re not at your best you can still pick up a point or get the win. That’s where titles get won.”

Character, and a belief that the game could be saved, stood United in good stead when their backs were up against the wall at York Road.

Steer said: “They (Poole) were pretty much the same when we went down to their place.

“They like to pass it about and had the extra man in midfield. I think we dealt with it all the way to the end. We were a bit sloppy on their goal, but we went all the way to the end and that’s what counts.”

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