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Lock says Maidenhead United set the benchmark with win over Sutton United

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SAM Lock said Maidenhead United had set the benchmark for their away performances this season with Saturday’s stunning win at Sutton.

The Magpies’ assistant said it was difficult to pick out any individuals because they’d all played so well at Gander Green Lane.

In the aftermath of Dave Tarpey’s sale to Barnet less than 48 hours previously, the Magpies produced one of their most complete team performances of the Alan Devonshire era.

However, Lock said the management team know it will be difficult to replace a player who netted 46 times for the club last season.

“The gaffer said at the end, there was only ever one team that was going to win that game,” he said. “We were in the ascendancy the entire time.

“I thought we were dominant.

The defence was fantastic. Carl (Pentney) didn’t have too many saves to make if any. All over the pitch it was a good team performance today. You can’t pick anyone out and that’s the benchmark for our away games going forward.”

“Some of the players were saying ‘Dave Tarpey who’ at the end. But we’re not silly we know that Tarpey scored a hell of a lot of goals for us,” he said.

“And you’ve got to replace that. It’s up to others now to step up in the forward or midfield area.

“It’s difficult to pick out players because as a team we were so fantastic. I think last season Sutton’s home form was very good and I don’t think there will be many sides who come here and win 2-0. We were comfortable.”


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