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Bold approach pays off handsomely as Maidenhead United see out 2020 on a high

Alan Devonshire’s bold attacking approach to Saturday’s game against Wealdstone paid off handsomely with the home side running out comfortable 4-0 winners.

The boss, who was back at York Road for the first time since undergoing hip surgery in early November, selected an attacking line up for the visit of the Stones, with Alex Addai, Josh Coley, Danilo Orsi-Dadomo and Nathan Blissett all starting.

United attacked from the start, with Ryan Upward advancing forward to score within four minutes. Coley made it 2-0 with an emphatic finish before half-time, Orsi-Dadomo rolled home a penalty early in the second half, and Blissett netted the side’s fourt with a header in the 52nd minute.

“It was a decision I went with,” said Devonshire. “I wanted to go with two strikers against them. It worked for that match, but it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to work all of the time.

“I was pleased with the way we played; it was a really good performance. I was more pleased with how the players worked without the ball.

“I thought we were very good without, and with the ball. I was pleased with our work rate off the ball. I was delighted.

“We’ll just keep our fingers crossed. I wish all the Maidenhead fans a happy new year. I hope they come back soon.

“We definitely miss them. It would have been great to have had the fans in there for Saturday’s win.”

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