Today the Stones head to the Kingfield Stadium for a National league contest with fellow relegation battlers Woking.
After Tuesday night’s grand opening of the North stand and one all draw with Sutton United the Stones remain unbeaten but this record will be tested today.
Woking striker Delano Sam-Yorke was an inspiration on loan at Maidstone United and offered something the Stones had been missing for a while.
Delano Sam-Yorke scored two goals in Wokings last match against Braintree town and how the Stones team deal with the striker will be crucial to keeping the unbeaten record intact.
Jay Saunders and his team will be well aware of the strengths Delano has as well as any weaknesses in his game.
The pacey,strong, clinical finisher will cause the Maidstone United team a headache and this will be a true test for the Stones back four.
The Stones will also need to keep a watchful eye on Jamie Lucas on loan from Bristol Rovers the striker had an excellent game against Braintree Town and his partnership with Delano was crucial to their midweek victory.
The Stones don’t go to Woking without their own attacking fire power Joe Pigott, AFC Wimbledon loan player George Oakley and Jamar Loza are all capable of causing the Woking defence some real problems.
It is crucial if George Oakley starts today he embraces his role and performs a lot better than Tuesday night, his positional play, link up play and distribution need to be good.
George has the potential to be our Delano today and he must return the faith Jay Saunders has given him if he starts.
The Stones will need to take any opportunities that come along today and achieve the same playing level we did against Dagenham and Redbridge.
The Stones performance against the Daggers which goes down as Maidstone United’s performance of the season in the National league will be need to be recreated.
Every player must work hard we cannot afford to carry any players today, distribution, positional play and finishing will be crucial. Our leaders on the pitch Lee Worgan, Stuart Lewis and Reece Prestedge will need to be on top form. A solid true team performance from Maidstone United is required.
Stones fan blog match prediction: Woking 1 – 2 Maidstone United
I predict a Stones victory, with Maidstone United recreating a fine team performance and grabbing a crucial three points.