"There's a good mood in the camp," says Obiero
Wealdstone forward Micah Obiero felt the "patience" of the Stones underpinned the 3-1 win at home to Scunthorpe.
After going behind to a tidy finish from Caolan Lavery just 20 minutes in, the Stones instantly replied through a Max Kretzschmar penalty to level the score. Just minutes before the break, Scunthorpe saw themselves down to 10 men after striker Joe Nuttall left his studs up on Stones keeper Sam Howes.
Stuart Maynard’s side had to be patient thereafter and their goal finally came on 65 minutes when Obiero juggled the ball and smashed it into the top-left corner on the volley to give his side the lead. Five minutes later, Olufela Olomola rounded off the win, heading the ball into an empty net from just five yards out to make it 3-1.
“We’ve been on a great run of form recently, the boys have really gained confidence from the results,” said Obiero. “We gel together on the pitch. It was a bit scrappy today but it’s not always gonna be pretty and we got the three points.”
Like recent weeks, the Stones went behind early on, but once again didn’t let that affect them as they rallied together to come back and win the game. Obiero scored a well-taken and deserved winner to net his second goal for the club since joining in October.
“When they went down to 10 men, we can easily get complacent and allow them back into the game but the gaffer said to us keep patient, keep moving the ball fast and through doing that we got my goal and then Fela’s goal just after.”
Obiero applies his trade in attacking positions, but in recent weeks the talented forward has been utilised as a right sided wing-back in Maynard’s system. The 21-year-old impressed once again and is likely to play the same role for the foreseeable future.
“I’ve played many positions at previous clubs and I think one of my biggest strengths is to adapt to positions," he said. "I was playing as a wing-back but Stu said stay high. Obviously, I had to do my defensive duties but I think it comes naturally to me and I can adapt to different positions well. The manager gives us easy instructions and allows us to play with freedom.”
The Stones face a tricky test away at rivals Barnet on Saturday and despite winning three out of their last four games, the team will look to avoid complacency going into a huge derby game.
“We have to keep pushing and continue to play with spirit in these games," said the former Boston man. "The boys have to continue to gel together. There’s a good mood in camp, we have to continue to train hard, listen to the gaffer and his instructions.”