Boss hails ‘perfect’ Peacehaven after impressive festive period

Peacehaven in action against Bognor Regis
Peacehaven in action against Bognor Regis

Peacehaven and Telscombe boss Tony Coade hailed his side’s performance as ‘really perfect’ and ‘professional’ as they picked up their first win of 2015 at Tonbridge Angels.

The Magpies came from a goal down on Tuesday night (January 6) to beat the Angels 2-1 on their home turf thanks to a brace from Tom Burton.

Manager Coade had nothing but praise for his men as the victory rounded off an impressive festive period that also saw them beat top-of-the-table Margate and hold second-placeMaidstone United to a draw.

Coade said, “We were absolutely over the moon with the victory at Tonbridge. It was a professional performance and to win away from home is really pleasing. The lads have all worked really hard over the festive period and that’s paid off.

“We had a few words after the defeat to Bognor Regis on New Year’s Day, some things that needed to be said going into the next game, and it worked.

“The players’ attention to detail on Tuesday was really perfect and we showed great character to get three points.

“I think the postponement on Saturday did help us. We’ve had some really tough games over the Christmas break and so I think a little time to rest ahead of the trip to Tonbridge was really a blessing in disguise.”

This Saturday, Peavehaven will welcome Gray’s Athletic to The Sport’s Park with the chance of securing back-to-back league victories for the first time since September.

The visitors have lost their last four domestic fixtures but Coade insists his side’s confidence is based on their own ability and not the form of their rivals. He said, “There is a great atmosphere at the club at the moment, the guys are all getting along great and have a fantastic spirit. We’ve recorded some excellent results over Christmas and so their confidence is high.

“Our aim at the start of the season was to stabilise the club in this division and it’s going really well so far. We will take the Gray’s Athletic game as just another game and do as best we can. Everyone is fit, healthy and full of confidence and spirit.”