View from the Dugout We continue our Q and A style with Andy after the game against Atherton Collieries on Monday… We have just completed 3 tough away games, to achieve 3 victories against Eccleshall who belied their home record, and our two main contenders for 3rd position, Ashton Town and Atherton Collieries, you must be delighted with the results? In the transfer shop window Eccleshall strengthened their team with 5 players of Unibond experience and their manager is rebuilding what will become a good side, therefore we were obviously very pleased with the result.What can I say about the other 2 in a few lines? Other than fantastic team performances against 2 strong determined teams! Victory over Daisy Hill means that we've reached the 1st Division Trophy Final, in incredible achievement in the first season as a NWCFL club, a chance to finish the season with a trophy must be a great incentive for the players? It is an unexpected bonus to be in a cup final during our first season at this level one the club should be very proud of. It was a solid performance in tough conditions (wind, rain, pitch cutting up), what are your thoughts? I felt the first half was mostly our dominance however the second half didn't materialise the way we thought therefore we made changes to kill the game off and make sure we were in the final. We've kept back to back clean sheets in our last 4 games, you must be pleased with the contribution of the defence? Our shape and system has been a significant factor in our success, that, and the ability to break with pace has been a key factor in our team play. Overall how would you assess the season? The season could finish beyond our wildest dreams, however, being in a Cup Final and achieving a FA Cup place for next season is a fabulous achievement, so far…!
LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT SEASON … The NWCFL fixtures will start on Saturday 3rd August but before that we already have some high profile pre-season games confirmed. The first of these will be against NORTHWICH VICTORIA FC on Saturday 13th July, kick off 3pm, and others will be posted on the website soon.
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NWCFL 1st Division Saturday 27th April 2013