Hemel boss Brennan admits ‘the better team won’ following defeat to Margate

Jamie Slabber in action in Hemel Town's defeat to Margate. Picture (c) Terry Rickeard
Jamie Slabber in action in Hemel Town's defeat to Margate. Picture (c) Terry Rickeard
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Hemel Town manager Dean Brennan admitted that the better side won the game after the Tudors were beaten 2-1 by Margate at Vauxhall Road on Saturday.

Goals from Freddie Ladapo and Kane Wills did the damage for Margate, either side of an equaliser from Oli Hawkins from the penalty spot.

Kyle Connolly puts his body on the line to make a block. Picture (c) Terry Rickeard

Kyle Connolly puts his body on the line to make a block. Picture (c) Terry Rickeard

Brennan was honest in his assessment of the game, saying: “We looked like a side who hadn’t played in three weeks and I thought that Margate were better than us on the day.

“They are a very good side and they played some very good football which resulted in two excellent goals – their second goal was an outstanding counter-attacking move.

“It was a tight game but I think they were slightly better than us on the day and they deserved their victory. Full credit to them.

“I can’t knock our players’ workrate, I think they worked hard and they put their bodies on the line but we were just outclassed by a better attacking side on the day.”

It was a tight game but I think they were slightly better than us on the day and they deserved their victory.

Hemel Town manager Dean Brennan

Looking at how he can improve his side’s form with a busy few weeks coming up, Brennan continued: “We can’t go and score six goals every game, so weve got to go back to basics and make sure that we become solid defensively again – that’s going to be a main priority for us over the next few weeks in training.

“We’ve lost five games in the league this season now but we have been competitive in all of them; we aren’t playing how I would like us to at this moment in time but we are competitive.

“This is a tight division and if you can put together three wins on the spin you can shoot up the table.

“It’s probably frustrating for the supporters because we have set a high bar at this football club but I think we are still having a better season than we had last year.

“We are going to try and be a bit more solid now, and not as flamboyant as we have been attacking-wise because we want to make sure we don’t lose games of football.”