In­ten­sity lev­els too low

Kent Messenger Maidstone - - STONES -

Harry Wheeler told how a dress­ing-room row was the cat­a­lyst for Maid­stone’s FA Cup first-round fight­back against Mac­cles­field. Stones boss Wheeler and No.2 Tris­tan Lewis were fum­ing with their side’s first-half dis­play at the Gal­lagher as the League 2 Silk­men led 1-0. They went mad at the break, the play­ers had their say and the re­ac­tion was bril­liant as Maid­stone fought back to win the game 2-1. Wheeler said: “We had a lit­tle bit of a phys­i­cal rough-up in there and shook it up a lit­tle bit and had a few ver­bals. Some­times you need that. “Some­times you need to be nice if it’s not go­ing well but (on Satur­day) we needed to go in there and ruf­fle a few feath­ers at half-time. “Some of the play­ers did that as well and that was the way to the re­ac­tion, we needed to be more in­tense. “In the first half they were more in­tense than we were and there’s no ex­cuse for that.” Wheeler may ap­pear lev­el­headed but he can lose it when he has to. He said: “Some­times it needs to have a lit­tle bit more of an ag­gres­sive en­vi­ron­ment at half­time to get a dif­fer­ent re­ac­tion, and we man­aged to do that. “It doesn’t come nat­u­rally to me as a char­ac­ter but it does when it’s down to my job, be­cause it’s my life. “I live and breathe it and if they’re mess­ing with some­thing that might af­fect my ca­reer then it’s comes very nat­u­rally. “You af­fect my foot­ball re­sults, it’s like af­fect­ing my fam­ily. “It was a fan­tas­tic re­sponse. I’m not tak­ing the credit for ev­ery­thing at half-time – there’s play­ers in there who got in­volved and did the right things – but it was a fan­tas­tic re­sponse and again it’s show­ing they’ve got that men­tal­ity to come back.”

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