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News from the Dugout: Team Update

Duck’s Review of Abbey Hey Win:

Ahead of Saturday’s game we caught up with Manager Lee Duckworth to hear his thoughts on Winsford’s league win at Abbey Hey.

‘Abbey Hey are a strong committed team who try to play decent football. Gibbo sets them up to attack with pace and they certainly do that. I thought we started brightly and deserved to be in-front. Unfortunately we then took our foot off the gas and allowed them back into the game where they deservedly drew level.

We had a few words at half time and the lads responded in the right way. They never panicked and moved the ball about well, ultimately forcing mistakes leading to a penalty. Scotty tried to kill a pidgeon with his shot and so we remained level. We continued to move the ball around quickly forcing Abbey Hey to commit a serious of fouls which cumulated in a sending off. Credit to the official as I felt he dealt with the whole game very well. Once we had the numerical advantage we pushed on, but credit to Abbey Hey who also went for the win. They switched to a back 3 which gave us the chance to exploit space in the channels allowing us to score the 2nd goal. JJ then followed that up with a poachers goal on a corner which was good to see. The spirit in the camp afterwards showed just what a hard fought win it was and not many teams will go to Abbey Hey and pick up points.’

Injury Update:

  • Brandon Moores – minimum 3 weeks with a knee injury
  • Danny Egan – Hopefully back in training this week (who subsequently made a substitute appearance on Saturday)
  • Nathan Cotterill – Awaiting Knee scan although hoping to be back in training within the next few weeks.
  • Harry Brazel – Awaiting medical attention to diagnose a shoulder injury
  • In brighter news Danny Hudson trained this week and hopefully we will see him in a blues shirt again in the coming weeks.


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