Flexibility at Ebbsfleet. Patient McMahon Knows His Side Can Adapt In The Run-in

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Ebbsfleet United manager Daryl McMahon holds the belief that his squad’s flexibility helped them squeeze past Weston-Super-Mare on Saturday.

His club are locked in an intense title battle with Alan Devonshire’s Maidenhead United but “winning is what it’s about at the stage of the season” according to the Ebbsfleet boss.

Things could have swung the way of the Mapgies after their 3-1 win vs Oxford City but for Fleet’s changes at Stonebridge Road.

McMahon altered his formation in the second half and his substitutions make all the difference. The Kent club claimed maximum reward with a 2-1 win with two goals in the last 10 minutes.

It keeps them a point behind and the Irishman was just happy to take all three points in what many will see as a trickier than expected fixture.

He said: “It was a very difficult game and we’ve got to be happy with the victory in the end. That’s what it’s about at this stage of the season.

“I thought Weston played well, we had to be patient. We always knew that would be the case as no side are going to roll over,” he added.

“We only really took control of the game when we made some subs and changed our formation but we kept at it.”

McMahon said: “It’s very tight up the top but all we can do is keep winning now.”

Of course, Ebbsfleet and Maidenhead meet in Berkshire in the second to last game of the season and it is certainly looking like a lot will be riding on that one!


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