Con­fi­dence is up at Lin­nets as fine run is ex­tended

Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News - - Sport -

● 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.

James Eastup

Paul Shan­ley heads home one of Run­corn Lin­nets’ four goals against 1874 North­wich last Satur­day af­ter­noon.

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