Lance Key hopes momentum is building at Histon

PUBLISHED: 08:00 20 January 2017

Histon's Dan Gleeson. Picture: Mark Hopkin

Histon's Dan Gleeson. Picture: Mark Hopkin

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Stutes on a roll

Three wins in three games has given Histon’s hopes of beating relegation from Evo-Stik League Southern, Division One Central a huge shot in the arm.

After the 2-1 victory over Petersfield, they followed that up by beating AFC Dunstable 2-1 before coming back from 2-0 down at Uxbridge last Saturday to win 3-2.

“The game against Petersfield we were at our best in the way we could see the game out in the way we did,” said Histon manager Lance Key.

“But in the last two games we went behind but we came back and ended up winning.

“One thing that we have now is that we have a squad that is strong.

“On the Tuesday night we were able to bring on Ben Yeomans, Shaun Jenkins and Simon Unwin, all of whom have normally been starting.

“They certainly helped the game and I think that’s the difference of where we are at the moment.”

The three wins have seen them move to within four points of third from bottom Aylesbury, who have a game in hand.

“The players so far have brought into it and realise we can see light at the end of the tunnel,” said Key, who is still looking to bolster the squad.

“We’re still nowhere near out of the woods but the second half display against Uxbridge was one of the best I have been involved in, as a player or a coach.

“There is a sense of belief. It is probably one of the best displays that I have seen from a team 2-0 down to come back to win the game.

“The confidence in the camp now is very high. The whole season has been frustrating because we have lost so many games but now we have turned the corner and are getting recognition for the way that we 
are playing.

“We’re doing things the right way and as an energetic side that does help. We have still got tough games coming up against teams that are around us in the bottom eight.

“We’ve got a run together.”

Yeomans scored two to bring the scores level against Uxbridge before Dan Gleeson grabbed the late winner, and his impact has been felt at the club since arriving to shore up the defence.

“Dan Gleeson, when he first came in, said in his first training session he couldn’t believe the atmosphere in a struggling side,” said Key.

“We’re a confident group. I think that comes across that we’re a happy-go-lucky group and we don’t put too much pressure on them.

“Now they are starting to get results and don’t get me wrong, that Dan Gleeson came into the side and we have won three out of three – that helps massively.”

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