Welling United manager Jamie Day praises team for battling spirit against Dartford on Boxing Day
Welling player/manager Jamie Day Picture: Andy Payton
Welling boss Jamie Day felt there was only going to be one winner once his team equalised at Dartford on Boxing Day.
The Wings boss saw his team come from behind to claim derby honours at Princes Park.
He said: “For me, there was only one team that was going to win it once we got the goal back.
“We knew we had to get a result so credit to the boys for digging in.
“They played the conditions better than us in the first half. I felt that (kicking the other way) would be easier in the second half and we didn’t have a shot or get behind them in the first half.”
And, reflecting on scorer Kurtis Guthrie’s impact from the bench after spending Christmas in Jersey with his family, Day added: “Next time we’ll have to check what time the trains and planes are and the can start! But credit to him for coming on and getting the winner.”
Day also played down the revenge angle for Welling, whose victory at Princes Park was their first appearance back at the ground since they lost the 2012 play-off final to Tony Burman’s side.
“For me it was all about three points,” insisted Day. “I was disappointed 18 months ago but we have to let that go and we deserved to get the win.”
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