Maidstone's plan to squeeze the life out of the game worked for almost 45 minutes but we did have too much quality for them to keep us out for longer. The key was not to concede a breakaway Maidstone goal. That's where the defence deserves a lot of praise as also does the rest of the side - our midfield and front players were always full of running when needing to track back - most of them anyway. Luke Southwood put in another performance which showed maturity beyond his years and might be a permanent signing target to wish for if there's any chance Reading would listen. A goal down, Maidstone showed a lot more threat during early spells in the second half and the second goal looked like being really needed. That was so well taken as well. In fact both goals were worked very well. The Strevens Bristow partnership continues to thrive.