Pow­ell senses win is on way

Ormskirk Advertiser - - Sport - BY EMMA SAN­DERS

SKELMERS­DALE United FC were un­able to come away with a cup vic­tory against Moss­ley on Saturday as they were beaten 3-1.

New man­ager Dave Pow­ell was en­cour­aged by his side’s per­for­mance though and he be­lieves they have al­ready started to make im­prove­ments.

Skelmers­dale are still search­ing for their first win since Au­gust but Pow­ell is con­fi­dent it will come soon should per­for­mances con­tinue to get bet­ter.

“It was a much im­proved per­for­mance against Moss­ley but it was just a shame about the re­sult,” said Pow­ell.

“It was re­ally good to see some pat­terns of play de­vel­op­ing along­side good lev­els of ef­fort and com­mit­ment from the play­ers.

“Ob­vi­ously we are dis­ap­pointed to be out of the tro­phy be­cause it is such a pres­ti­gious and re­ward­ing com­pe­ti­tion.

“It was al­ways going to be dif­fi­cult and Moss­ley took their chances at key mo­ments in the game and got the win they needed. Good luck to them for the rest of the com­pe­ti­tion.”

As well as im­prove­ments on the pitch, Pow­ell has con­tin­ued to add fur­ther qual­ity to his squad and hopes the new sign­ings will make a dif­fer­ence.

Skelmers­dale an­nounced three new play­ers this week, in­clud­ing Cal­lum Ma­honey, who re-joins the club for a re­union with for­mer boss Pow­ell.

“Ma­honey has some ex­pe­ri­ence at this level and is a pacey, strong for­ward with a real eye for goal so he will be a threat,” said Pow­ell.

“I am ex­pect­ing big things from him hav­ing worked with him for a short while at Burscough last year. Rob Bourne has a great pedi­gree com­ing through Bury FC academy and he cap­tained the team while he was there. I’m look­ing for­ward to hav­ing his en­ergy and pass­ing qual­ity at my ex­pense to use in mid­field as that is an as­set for us.

Skelmers­dale re­turn to league ac­tion this Saturday when they take on Rams­bot­tom in their next home fix­ture.

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