Deanus full of praise for his Welwyn Garden City side

PUBLISHED: 12:12 04 February 2009 | UPDATED: 21:26 26 October 2009

WGC boss Del Deanus

WGC boss Del Deanus

WELWYN Garden boss Del Deanus was full of praise for his players after their 3-2 win over Tring Athletic on Saturday. The Citizens fell a goal behind after only 40 seconds, and then Tring appeared to have wrapped the game up with a second only a minute in

WELWYN Garden boss Del Deanus was full of praise for his players after their 3-2 win over Tring Athletic on Saturday.

The Citizens fell a goal behind after only 40 seconds, and then Tring appeared to have wrapped the game up with a second only a minute into the second half.

But Deanus' troops displayed a never-say-die attitude to stage a remarkable comeback and seal the three points with goals from sub Craig Tomkins, Stuart Blackburne and Adam Wallace.

That victory kept WGC in 15th place in the Premier Division of the Spartan South Midlands League.

Speaking after the scintillating victory, Deanus said: "Today really showed the team spirit we have at the club.

"The boys all love it here, and now they're all on a high after that win.

"It's no more than we deserved though, as I think we dominated the 90 minutes.

"But fair play to them (Tring), they took their two chances and at one stage I really didn't think it was going to be our day."

Following such a stirring back-from-the-dead victory it's easy to forget the lapses in concentration that led to the visitors moving into a 2-0 lead.

But whilst acknowledging his players were sloppy in conceding, the former Leyton number one preferred to focus on the positives.

"I said to Steve (Newing, joint manager) there was going to be a goal, and eventually we got the break that we deserved," added Deanus.

"We have to learn from our errors in conceding, but the work-rate of our boys was amazing.

"You can't buy team spirit like that, and it's something our boys have developed over the years. I'm delighted with the win."

City are without a league game on Saturday.


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