Chatham Town played game number three of their pre-season campaign tonight when making the trip to the Jockey Farm Stadium to face Rusthall.
The Chats dominated the possession and play to come away with a 1-0 victory thanks to a first half Jack Evans goal.
Speaking to ‘Kentish Football’ Chatham manager James Collins reflected on the game:
“A really good work out for us, we got everything out what we wanted really,”
“I said to the boys before the game, I’m not interested how many goals we scored. I know what I’ve got and I know we’ve got goals in us.
“We need to start working a little bit on not conceding goals. We conceded too many goals last season. We’ve done a whole session on defensive play the other night and everybody could see we tried to keep our shape.
“We were very wasteful in the final third. I would like us to be a little bit better but I’ve got no worries about that. I know I’ve got good players in there. I was more worried about our shape. I don’t think they had a shot. I don’t think our goalkeeper has made a save in the whole game.”
Jimmy Anderson was pleased with his teams’ efforts:
“We didn’t really create much throughout the whole game unfortunately but against a good team like that we didn’t want to get beat five or six nil with confidence in pre-season.
“I’m pleased, we got what we wanted out of it. It was a good work-out for the boys. We’re trying to build a good squad here.”
Main Photo Credit: Brendan Kemp