REACTIONS: NWCFL Manager give their thoughts on their league games

Sun 8th September 2019 | Manager Reactions
By Craig Kendall

Winsford United 0-2 Rylands (Main photograph by Mark Percy)

Ryland's manager David McNabb, "I thought it was a very professional and resilient performance by the lads today against a very strong Winsford side. It was a bit of a scrappy game in the first 10-15 minutes but we started to grow into the game and started to play some great stuff. We got the two all-important goals and I thought we more than deserved the half time lead.

"Second half we expected a reaction from Winsford. We played the game out well limiting our hosts to a couple of half-chances. I’m really pleased with the character and maturity of the second-half performance."

Chadderton 2-1 Garstang

Chadderton manager David Fish, "Last week in the Vase we played very well and I hoped that would be the kickstart the season needed; we just didn't get started in the first half yesterday though. Garstang set up well, got bodies behind and around the ball and we struggled to break that down. Everything we did seemed just off the pace, there was no zip to our passing and the game was flat. Conceding a goal just before half time, to a very good counter-attack, was possibly the wake-up call we needed.

"The second half was much better, our tempo improved, we got bodies forward and created chances. But for a couple of superb saves from the young Garstang keeper, the scoreline would have been much more comfortable. To get that response and show character and experience to see the game out was pleasing. To play poorly and win is a good sign as many times last season I thought we played well and came away with nothing. We have two big weekends now as we play Brigg Town in the Vase before early pacesetters Ashton Town in the league. Hopefully, these two wins help us to build a bit of momentum and we can progress in the Vase and start moving back up the table."
Stone Old Alleynians 1-1 Cammell Laird 1907

Stone Old Alleynians manager Jamie Cullerton, "Overall disappointed the fact it took us 45 minutes to start playing, which is becoming a worrying trend. We got ourselves going in the second and deserved to get something out of the game, and it's good to keep our unbeaten league run going. I think In the end a draw was a fair result."

Cammell Laird 1907 manager Phil Burton, "Very pleasing 1st half performance and went in at half time with a deserving 1.0 lead. Second half we didn't play with the same tempo and stone OA looked the better side and deserved there goal. Both teams had great shouts for penalties, but only the ref that didn't think they where. Overall happy with a point away to a very good side.

Stockport Town 8-2 Maine Road

Stockport Town manager Bobby Lofthouse, "We welcomed Maine Road today in which was always going to be a competitive encounter. Started off really well which we dominated, we had very good spells and a very good passage of plays. The game come to a goal where we failed to clear our lines and conceded a own goal. Which as a manager was very disappointed to concede. We soon bounced back as we got the equaliser and then got another goal shortly after which was probs our best-worked goal.

"Just before half time it went to 3-2 to town and again mistakes lead to them scoring a goal After the 2nd half, town dominated and scored some very good goals, but on the flip Maine toad pressed but town stayed strong and carried on scoring some brilliant goals especially a free-kick from bobby Lofthouse. A great 3 points against a very energetic Maine Road side."

Ashton Town 5-0 Nelson

Ashton Town manager David Dempsey, "Today's game was always going to be a tough test and the score line would suggest otherwise, however, Andy has got a really good side at Nelson and a team that will win more than they lose. Credit to them they worked tirelessly and we capitalised on 2 defensive errors at the right time. My players did themselves proud today and it was important we bounced back after last weeks disappointing performance in the FA Vase.

"We have got a little break now from league duties where we can re-group and look at ways we can improve. I'd like to put on record how proud I am of my players so far this season and how far they have come in such a short space of time. It is important we remain focused and go game by game."

Wythenshawe Town 2-0 St Martins

Wythenshawe Town manager James Kinsey, "I think that's probably the most chances we've had in a game. Stuart Wellstead has been unreal since he came in. Today it just wouldn't go in for him. His link-up play was superb though. We just couldn't kill the game off me that's obviously something we would like to do.

"But the whole side has to take credit for keeping a clean sheet. Although we were always in control and should have been out of sight there's always moments where you worry at 1-0. But they defended well and got the second goal late on. That's six unbeaten now. We just have to take one game at a time and see where we end up."


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