A sublime free-kick from Sam Hunt set Malvern on the way to a hard-earned three points on Saturday overcoming the challenge of a stubborn Newent Town to win 4-3.
“It was nice to see another free-kick find the back of the net,” Hunt said. “The main thing was that we picked up three points to take into the Christmas period. It’s a massive relief to be back playing again after a long period out. I’m delighted to be able to get straight back into action with a good run of games in recent weeks. The matches have come thick-and-fast and we’ve managed to build some momentum to take into the New Year.”
Hunt (pictured) has also been full of praise for the new playing surface here at the HDANYWHERE Community Stadium.
“I’ve played on many 3G surfaces, but I can safely say that this one is the best of them all,” he went on. “Whilst it’s fair to say that we’re still learning and adapting to the new pitch, we’re getting there game-by-game. The surface suits our style of play and encourages us to play free-flowing, attacking football. As a group we have real togetherness and a never-say-die-attitude, which is pivotal in any side. We’re just taking things a game at a time right now and looking to accumulate as many points as possible."
“The encouraging thing is that the whole club is moving in the right direction, on and off-the-pitch; it’s such a positive environment to be involved in. As players we really appreciate the hard work that goes on behind-the-scenes and it’s our job to do the business on the pitch to get this club to where it deserves to be.
“My personal target for the remainder of the season is to play every match and keep putting in a consistent level of performance. If I can chip in with a few more goals and assists along the way from full-back, I’ll also be pleased! Ultimately, though, the one aim this season is to get promoted, nothing less, and I think I speak for all players and management here when I urge the fans and indeed the whole of the local community to keep coming along to matches and giving us your support because it really does drive us on.”
“We’re back at home on Saturday when Shortwood United are the visitors with a 3.00pm kick-off. Come and join us for plenty of festive fun and frolics…”