The fine finish from Reece Prestedge that ignited the Stones performance against York City on Saturday could be Maidstone United’s turning point of the season.
The performance second half illustrated a team that now is ready to earn its place in the National League. This majestic finish which could be the Stones goal of the season (another blog there) rejuvenated the Stones side and lit the fuse for a Stones attacking onslaught that deserved a victory.
Flisher was in fine form second half and really looked like a player transformed, the corners kept coming and so did the opportunities. A disallowed penalty, which should have been but even this could not take away a much-improved performance. The result was one all, but you could sense the belief returning to the players in the second half as a resurgent Maidstone United put the York City defence under intense pressure.
As corner upon corner was taken, only the referees full time whistle prevented this match from being a Stones victory.
Chester is the next National League game at the Gallagher stadium this weekend and it will be all about how we the Stones start the game; the first ten minutes will be crucial to the result and concentration will be key.
Will AFC Bournemouth centre back/ defensive midfielder Jake McCarthy feature at the Gallagher stadium?
Who will start up front? Jay Saunders certainly as plenty of options now with Yemi Odubade coming back from injury, Joe Pigott and Delano Sam Yorke both looked sharp against York City. A good position for Jay to be in and credit to Jay for creating this competition within the squad.
Catch Stones Fan Blog Friday for a preview of Saturdays game and for the usual Stones Fan Blog match prediction.
In the meantime, if you have not done so already vote for your top Maidstone United league scorer by visiting the recent post on the Stones Fan Blog site, voting closes this Thursday. The result will be announced this Friday.