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Devonshire delighted by 'terrific' players in Saturday's 1-0 win over Sutton.

Maidenhead United boss Alan Devonshire was pleased with his sides performance during their dramatic 1-0 win against Sutton United.

The Magpies dug deep and defended valiantly, playing with 10 men for over half an hour before finally finding the winner deep into injury time.

“I thought they were terrific,” said Alan Devonshire.

“In bad conditions, it was a windy day but even when we went down to ten men, we looked the more likely to score. Listen, the rousing end and what not – it’s what footballs all about, it’s what makes our game so great really.”

The only goal of the game came through Ryan Upward, who collected Harold Odametey’s pass inside the area before coolly slotting it under the advancing Ross Worner in the Sutton net.

The goal sparked mass celebrations, some of which seemed to boil down to the sidelines, as both benches came together before referee Samuel Allison intervened showing a red card to a member of the Sutton bench but Devonshire, who was presented his February Manager of the Month award prior to kick off,  remained pleased with the way his side coped with playing with ten men.

“It wasn’t the best game – the conditions helped that with the wind – it was an awful day.” Devonshire said.

“But I felt we were the better team even with ten so I’m delighted with that.

“At the end of the day I don’t think they had a lot of chances after we went down to ten men so I’m just really pleased.” Devonshire said.

“I think all the bottom five lost now so it pulls us away again but there’s still plenty of work to do and we look forward to Ebbsfleet on Tuesday.

“I’ll be making changes – there was a few injuries at the end and a few tired legs so I’ll make some changes and freshen it up a bit.”

Tonight’s game marks the start of two away trips for the Magpies, when they travel to Ebbsfleet for a 7:45pm kick-off, before playing away at Harrowgate Town on Saurday.


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