Garry Hill told his Ebbsfleet frontmen some home truths ahead of Tuesday night’s win over Maidenhead United and he was delighted they responded with three goals to leave behind the recent run of blanks.

“Over the last few games we haven’t created enough,” the Fleet boss told BBC Radio Kent’s Charles Webster. “I got into them early before the game tonight and gave them a few home truths that we haven’t done ourselves justice recently but tonight I’m very pleased.”

“I thought overall we contained the first half quite well and it was important to get that first goal. From then on we were in command and it was nice to see some strong performances. The two boys up front, I think when they’re on their game they give us a little bit more mobility.

“They’re very strong physically and their presence was a handful and [Maidenhead] struggled to handle the front two. I thought Gozie Ugwu showed great strength, fetching people into play like Michael Cheek. You could see straight away they were looking a very good, mobile handful as a pair.

“I’ve been a bit disappointed recently in respect of the quality, our passing and getting balls into the penalty area to ask other teams to have to defend against us but I thought tonight we started upbeat, on the front foot, a lot of energy and put some great balls into the penalty area in the first 20 minutes.”

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