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Stockbridge joint boss full of praise for club on and off the pitch
Joint Stockbridge boss James Banks was eager to play down his role at the club after the win.
“It has nothing to do with me” he said “but all to do with the players’ effort, commitment and energy along with all the behind the scenes staff.”
“Keeper Dan Chapman had another fine game and his ability to sweep up at the back and his agility and match fitness are a real asset to the club.”
Banks was also complimentary of Mel Rogers who is now reaping the benefits of fitness and suggests he does lots of the neutral things and nothing fancy while also praising two goal man Dean Higgins. The ex-Football League man “has shown his ability and his quality has shown through” said Banks who has Dave Egerton, Ali Badock and Chris Knight back in the squad although frustratingly there is no game tomorrow.
“All three could easily play in higher leagues and have good qualities.”
Banks admitted that he and joint boss Terry Chapman had done no homework on Amesbury but his ploy to switch to a different system and switch the defence at half-time paid off as it allowed Higgins to go on some ‘fabulous runs’.
Amesbury’s star was their 16-year old keeper who made his debut on the day and one save in particular from Stuart Findlay was outstanding.