(From the Maidenhead Advertiser) Maidenhead United’s outstanding first half display in Tuesday’s 4-2 win over Maidstone United shows they’ve turned the corner, according to Magpies boss Alan Devonshire, but he knows they’ve got to keep it going if they’re to keep their noses out of trouble.

A first half blitz from the Magpies put them in the driving seat at the Gallagher Stadium, with Alfie Kilgour, Adrian Clifton and Sam Nombe – on his debut – scoring to make it 3-1.

Clifton’s second of the night confirmed the result in a match which saw both sides reduced to 10 men, Ayo Obileye’s dismissal coming shortly after Will De Havilland had scored his second of the night to make it 4-2.

“We were excellent in the first half and could have been 5-1 up at half-time, we were that good,” said Devonshire.

“We got a little tired late on but deserved the result. We were the better side and now move on to Saturday.

“In the last two games we’ve turned it around but now we’ve got to do it at home as well. We had a few out (injured) last night but I went for a bit of pace out wide. Adrian (Clifton) was really good and so was Sam (Nombe) on his debut but we were really good all over the park to be honest so it’s unfair to pick anyone out.”

Victory lifts the Magpies four points clear of the relegation zone into 19th place, however, Devonshire warned that the side can’t afford to take anything for granted.

“We always knew what we were capable of,” added Devonshire. “We’ve turned the corner now but have got to keep it going.

“There are hard games to come. Every game in this league is hard and you can easily lose seven or eight on the bounce.”

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