JOHN Maggs labelled the performance on Saturday ‘200 per cent’ better then recent weeks following Horsham’s 1-1 draw with Margate.
The Hornets boss had a meeting with his players at training on Thursday night following heavy defeats to Harrow Borough and Cray Wanderers and he was happy with the reaction of his side, if not the result.
He said: “We were a much better unit certainly in the first 45 minutes and there was more aggression about us and we worked really well.
“It was 200 per cent better then what we’ve been playing lately and I will mention it, it was very difficult to play on that pitch.
“I’ve had a little pop at the lads this week so all credit to them for responding. We haven’t got beat and we’ve tightened up at the back.
“Thursday’s discussion definitely helped, I asked the lads if they had the heart for it and they needed to respond and I think they have done today.”
Skipper Ben Andrews hobbled off with a knee injury late in the game and looks to have damaged ligaments in his knee. He is expected to get in checked out in hospital early this week but Maggs described the fresh injury as “a real downer”.