Cureton Delighted

Blues player-manager Jamie Cureton was delighted with the 2-0 victory over Horsham on Saturday in his first game in sole charge of the club.

 Second half goals from new signing Jordan Chiedozie and Billy Mycroft-Edwards secured victory over the table toppers and Cureton couldn’t have been happier; “I was delighted with the win. It was a strange day for me, being suspended and having sole charge of the side meant everything preparation wise was different for me.  I admit I was nervous, but we’ve got a great group here and thankfully everything we prepared for worked on the day. The players stuck to the gameplan and I was really pleased with the performance and the result against a very good side”.

Manager Cureton was quick to highlight the contributions of outgoing joint-manager Steve Smith after the Horsham victory; “This is a win that we’ve been working hard towards for some time now.  Myself, Steve and Jim have all worked hard with the lads and it finally came good on Saturday.  I know people might view it that this has come as soon as Steve has stepped away, but he has been a big part of the work we’ve put in to turn things around. Whilst he has taken the decision to step away and take some time out from the management side of the game, he still cares passionately about the club. In fact he was the first person I spoke to after the game and he was thrilled with the win”.

Cureton continued; “It’s important to remember that we are all accountable for results at this club and it certainly isn’t down solely to any individual.  We will continue to build on the things we have put in place over the last 18 months and hopefully find a run of form, get some wins on the board and move up the table”.

The Blues gaffer also offered is reaction to drawing Enfield Town at home in the FA Trophy; “Obviously it’s probably not an ideal draw for either team. Ideally you’d want to draw a side from lower down the pyramid in the first round to hopefully pick up the win and bring some funds into the club.  Enfield are probably the form horse in our league at the moment but, as we showed on Saturday, we are a match for anybody when we are on our game so we look forward to the challenge and hopefully we can progress”.