Manager Lee Duckworth following Winsford recent draw to AFC Darwen.
‘Yesterday’s game was a disappointment in terms of performance and result, but full credit to Darwen who came with a game plan and it worked in the end. During the first half against the wind, we had most of the ball and the better chances but we couldn’t make them count due to some wayward finishing, good defending and the woodwork. It was a huge blow to lose Nathan early in the game as he’s been on fire lately, he has our best wishes and hopefully he will be back soon!
Second half, we again started positively, controlling possession and making chances. Eventually we put one away and it was good to see Mellor back on the score sheet. We then had 2 or 3 great chances to put the game to bed but weren’t ruthless enough. Then to lose Danny Hudson and play the last twenty minutes with ten men was always going to be tough. Full credit to Darwen that when their chance came they took it.
We now have approx 15 players missing, which is a big ask for any squad to manage, but it gives opportunities to other lads. Hopefully some will be back soon and we’re hopeful of a returning face who hasn’t yet featured for this weekends game.’
Man Of The Match Kyle Riley also gave his post match thoughts:
‘It’s 7 points in a week and the lads are gutted it’s not 9. I should have put the game to bed personally so I’ll take it on my chin and take responsibility for us not taking all 3. We keep the run going though & look forward to Tuesday.’
After being substituted on Saturday following a knee injury, blues star striker Nathan Cotterell is awaiting further medical tests. No initial damage was apparent on an x-ray however Nathan is concerned previous ligament damage may have reoccurred. The club sends our best wishes and look forward to his return.