Alex White believes that yesterday’s 2-1 victory over Grantham Town was a “great win” for Whitby Town against something of a ‘bogey’ side over recent seasons.
The centre-back put in a solid performance against the Gingerbreads, whilst also providing two assists as Whitby made the most of some defending in set-piece situations.
However, White wasn’t taking any personal glory and is overally pleased that his side could come away with all three points at the Turnbull Ground.
“It was a hard fought victory,” said White.
“We went in at half time being 2-0 up. We had the chances to put it to bed in the second half, but in the end we had to defend and make it ugly.
“We got the three points in the end which was the main thing. The new system worked excellently. We worked on it in training and Chris and the team got it spot on.”
The defender had a hard time, ending the game with a dislocated finger, however the tough centre-half shook this off and quickly responded, continuing to be solid at the back.
White appeared to be key to Whitby holding out for all three points to lift the Blues into the top half of the table following Stalybridge Celtic’s loss.
“My fingers are saw,” White admitted.
“That’s part of being a centre-back though. We have to try and win headers that aren’t ours and unfortunately awkwardly but it’s one of those things where you’ve got to get up and carry on.
“I was heavily involved throughout making runs at the front post which lead to me getting two assists. They cause defenders problems.”