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Maids won't get drawn into a dogfight, says midfielder David Tyler

Maidenhead midfielder David Tyler is confident in his side’s chances of staying out of the relegation dogfight in the Premier 2 Division West having brushed past Slough at the weekend.

Tyler scored a brace in Maidenhead’s 6-1 victory on Saturday that kept his side eight points above the bottom three with three games of the season remaining.

“I think we played very well,” said Tyler.

“They scored a very early goal in the game but we were able to strike back quickly to get back on equal terms.

“We put them under pressure and pressed really high to try and play most of the game in their half of the pitch.

“We moved the ball around quickly. We were very solid in defence, and we were able to catch them out with our pace up front to get away and score a few goals.

“They seemed to get rattled and started arguing a lot with the umpires which got them a few players sent off. We were able to capitalise on that in the second half.

“There was an abundance of team goals, a lot of slick passing moves through midfield and almost setting up a few open goals for people to tap it in.

“For me, that was really encouraging. It was very much a team effort. Rather than individual special moments it was a very strong team performance.

“It’s something we’ve been working on in training. It’s our movement up front, getting numbers high and into the circle. We used the space quite well.”

Inspired by his side’s performance against Slough, Tyler is optimistic about Maidenhead’s chance to pick up a result or two in their double header this weekend.

“We have an important game on Saturday against Woking at home,” added Tyler.

“At the moment, they’re second from bottom and in a relegation battle so they will be fighting very hard for a result.

“I think if we win this game at the weekend, we will be clear from relegation. It’s massive because if we win this game we will be 10 points ahead of them with three (games) to go.

“We also play Oxford OBU this Sunday. We have an opportunity to win at Woking and then go to Oxford to see if we can get some points because they’re a team pushing for promotion.

“It’ll be a great result if we can get something out of that game as well.”

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