Confidence is up at Linnets as fine run is extended
● RUNCORN LINNETS extended their undefeated run to eight games following another victory, this time against 1874 Northwich last Saturday.
It was another dominant display from the second-placed Linnets and barring two late goals from Northwich, manager Michael Ellison was delighted.
“We’re really pleased and it was against a good side. The performance from the lads was really good for 85 minutes,” said Ellison.
“I wasn’t happy with the two late goals right at the end but before that we played really well and we deserved the win.
“I made a couple of changes as the game was over at 4-0 and I don’t know whether we just switched off a little or it was fatigue that creeped in for the two goals.
“It did leave a bit of a bitter taste but we dominated the game and performed well up to that point so I can’t be too harsh!”
Linnets have this week been in preparation for a pair of fixtures against Hanley Town which was scheduled to be played last night in the Potteries and then away to Burscough this Saturday.
Ellison is expecting two tough tests for his team but knows his side will be full of confidence as they look to extend their unbeaten run.
He continued: “We have got some consistency which is what we have been after for a few seasons now.
“We just want to take every game as it comes. Hanley are a good side and they impressed me last year so that will be a tough game and it’s the same for Burscough.
“We know what Burscough are about because we have watched them a few times this season and they can be tough. There are no easy games.
“We will go into the games confident though and hopeful we can get a result.
“We still have a couple of players out injured but there have been positives. We had Antony Hickey back this Saturday for the first time in a while which was great.
“Freddie Potter got some minutes this Saturday too. Zac Aley and Kieran Nolan are starting to come back but I think it will still be a couple of weeks before we get everybody back.”
Saturday’s match at Burscough’s Victoria Park ground kicks-off at 3pm.
Paul Shanley heads home one of Runcorn Linnets’ four goals against 1874 Northwich last Saturday afternoon.