03:42PM, Wednesday 02 January 2019
Alfie Kilgour conceded Maidenhead United lacked the ruthlessness to kill off an Aldershot Town side who looked to be there for the taking on New Year’s Day.
For once the Magpies weren’t the more anxious of the two teams on show and, with James Comley running the show from midfield, they shaded Tuesday’s stalemate at the EBB Stadium.
Kilgour (above) knows the Magpies’ chances of survival hinge on the side keeping things tight in defence and when asked what the side needed to do to dig themselves out of trouble he had a very simple answer – ‘we need to put the ball in the net’.
“Clean sheets are vitally important,” said the Bristol Rovers loanee.
“We did the job at our end and it’s up to the other lads to get their goals. But as long as we’re keeping clean sheets we’re not going to lose games.
“The chances came for us and it’s just that ruthlessness that maybe we need. That’s what gets you the three points at the end of the day.
“You’ll take four points from the Christmas period. It gives us something to build on and every point is massive. We’re all on the same page, everyone has that winning mentality.
“We’ve just got to start putting the ball in the back of the net. That is literally all it is. One goal would have won it today and I believe that if we get the first goal we’ve got enough to keep them out at this end.”
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