Post match comments from Manager Dave Haley:

“Great Performance, I said to the lads in the dressing room can we be as defensively solid as we have been in the last few weeks but can we add the goals to our game. We set out with a game plan, knew they’d play very narrow, so we had the wide players coming in off the line to mark them and as soon as we got the ball we had the players going wide. I think everything worked really well today”

“We kept it sold at the back, only conceded one goal which was a downer for us. It was pleasing we went down and then after five minutes went 2-1 up. The character of the lads was brilliant. Great desire, work rate, attitude and application of the game plan. Everything was perfect, long last”

“We didn’t change the game plan, if we’re 1-0 down at half time then we change things, but after three minutes trust the lads. We ended up getting five goals which is something we haven’t done for a full season. At 4-1 up the game was done, as long as we kept to the game plan. I said to the lads at half time we’ve got to battle in the first ten minutes. If they’d have got a goal to make it 4-2 it could’ve got a bit nervy. Keeper played well, Defense were terrific, Lads in midfield were fantastic and this man here (Czubik), played the best match he’s played all season”

“We took the forwards to one side on Thursday night, I worked with Simo on combination play. The two midfielders would come in and invert when we were out of possession. The tactics we worked on, on Thursday night worked a treat, we knew they’d play narrow. I can’t fault anyone today”.

“Every team plays a different way, we try and do our homework and apply it in training on Thursday night. I know it’s an away game, against Nostell we played with a low block but we didn’t get our attacking game going. But today we put both sides of the game together. Against parkgate I’ll do my homework, obviously we don’t have a training session before then, so the lads will have to take everything on board in the dressing room on Wednesday night and apply it. Hopefully we’ll get another good result again”.

“I said to the lads at the start of the game if they play well and get a result it’s their shirt to lose because the players that played today will get the shirts on Wednesday. I know one or two have got work but I want to play the same team. You can’t change a winning team. We might have to tinker the tactics, we’ll look at that Monday and Tuesday and get it right for Wednesday”.

Interview with Man of the Match Szymon Czubik:

“We started slow in the first five minutes, when we did concede it gave us that boost because we believe we can always score. When we got that equaliser I thought we were going to get more and more. I don’t think after the first three goals we thought that was the end of the game. As an overall performance I thought we did well first half and second half, especially second half. We managed the game really well. Joggers came on and scored a brilliant goal. If you look at the second half we won 1-0 and that’s all we needed get the three points. That was the most important thing today”.

“I back myself against any defender in this league. I feel like if you put me against any striker in this league I’ll beat them for pace and strength. If the balls going in behind I’ll be there. Get the ball over top, get on the end of it and get the goals. Today that worked, I was so pleased because I’ve been waiting so many games to get the ball over the top to run onto it. I’m looking forward to the Wednesday night game now”.

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February 13, 2022