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Maidstone United boss John Still says his side were rubbish at Dorking

John Still said Maidstone were rubbish in their defeat at Dorking.

The Stones lost 3-1 as last season’s Isthmian Premier champions came from a goal down to run out easy winners.

Maidstone head of football John Still Picture: John Westhrop
Maidstone head of football John Still Picture: John Westhrop

United drop a place to 11th in National League South and are already 15 points behind leaders Wealdstone.

Still branded his side “completely and totally unprofessional” after losing at Wealdstone a fortnight ago and had similar feelings on the Dorking performance.

The Stones head of football said: “We were rubbish first half and ordinary second half. That was the Wealdstone performance first half.

“Where it comes from, we don’t know because our performances, other than Wealdstone, have been very good but today we weren’t good enough. End of story. The best team won.”

Still highlighted Dorking’s equaliser, after Maidstone led through Matt McClure, to make his point.

He added: “It’s our indiscipline in games. It isn’t how we play because you haven’t got to play great sometimes to win.

“But our decision-making was absolutely shocking and I don’t actually know why.

“It’s so basic. First goal, the ball was in our hands wide there and we always say when you’re up there on your own and you’re wide, if you come inside they’ve got all the pitch to go and play in.

“Go outside and you’ve got a chance of getting a throw.

“Jonny Edwards has come inside, lost it, they’ve come down and scored.

“Small details were the main thing. We haven’t played well was another thing but I keep saying you haven’t got to play well to win games. You haven’t.

“You can win games if you’re organised, and we were disorganised. That’s what’s disappointing.

“It’s showing us who can and can’t be part of this journey and somewhere along the line, as I’ve said before, whoever we brought in aren’t all going to be right.

“It’s impossible, and that’s part of the process of finding out who can’t deal with the pressure of playing for this club with great support and who can’t supply the right quality to be consistent.”

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