Deanus delighted at WGC's hard-fought win at Leverstock Green

PUBLISHED: 16:44 10 December 2008 | UPDATED: 21:54 26 October 2009

City boss Del Deanus

City boss Del Deanus

CITIZENS boss Del Deanus was a happy man after he saw his side battle hard to defeat Leverstock Green on Saturday. In a highly competitive game, City took the three points thanks to a double from in-form Stuart Blackburne. The goals take his tally to eigh

CITIZENS boss Del Deanus was a happy man after he saw his side battle hard to defeat Leverstock Green on Saturday.

In a highly competitive game, City took the three points thanks to a double from in-form Stuart Blackburne.

The goals take his tally to eight in six as he continues to look a class above at this level.

Deanus said: "Stuart took his chances today and scored with two good finishes.

"He could have had a hat-trick with a header he missed in the first half.

"He wasn't happy he hadn't put it away at the break.

"But he is looking sharper in each game, though he had to come off after 70 minutes as his calves were tightening."

It was always likely to be an exciting game, with Green fielding a host of former Citizens, including Dan Griggs and Matty Wardle.

Deanus added: "There was a little bit of an edge to it out there because of the former WGC players, but we matched them from the word go.

"It was a game of few opportunities, but I think we just about edged it, and took our chances.

"It was a really tight game, but a game that I think was good to watch.

"It was like a cup tie atmosphere out there and I'm pleased to get the victory."

The win takes the Herns Lane club to 20 points, and closes the gap on the teams above them in the Premier Division of the Spartan South Midlands League.

"It's good to beat the so-called better sides, and I think against the top teams we have more than held our own," said the City boss.

"Both teams were well up for it, but we had enough about us to get the win."

Next up for the Citizens is a home derby against Colney Heath on Saturday.


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