Last weekend’s 2-0 victory at Billericay was pleasing on many levels, with Conor Lemonheigh-Evans quick to acknowledge the importance of keeping a clean sheet.


“We talked about it at Welling, when we go to places like Welling and Billericay, away games like that we just need to stick together and try to keep a clean sheet,” said United’s Welsh midfielder.

“We know we can score goals with Reidy [Jamie Reid] and Saikou [Janneh] up top, and that’s what we did, we dug in, we kept it tight for seventy minutes and we went on and scored two goals. It was a massive win for us, we needed that.”

Although United’s back line rightly took some the plaudits, Connor felt it was the culmination of a real team effort.

“When it’s a clean sheet everyone is happy, more so the defenders, but as a team you know you have to do your job and that’s the main thing. A clean sheet is always a good thing, even for the strikers.”

With just nine games remaining, the squad’s focus remains purely on the next game ahead.

“I think we just take every game as it comes, we concentrate on Dartford now. That’ll be a big game. They’re in good form, they were a tough team when we went up to their place so that’ll be a tough game. We just need to stay concentrated and keep it tight at the back and we know we can score goals. Hopefully we can get another three points, we are just trying to concentrate on it game by game, and stick together. There’s only nine games to go, we’ve got a good bunch of lads, everyone wants promotion and is pushing for the same thing, so we just need to stick together and try and win as many games as we can”

With the visit of Dartford on Saturday, Lemonheigh-Evans and his teammates are looking forward to playing in front of the Plainmoor faithful after a two week break.

“I think we’re always better when we play at home, I don’t know why! Maybe we’re used to the surroundings, but we’re usually good at home so hopefully we can put in a good performance and get the three points.”

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