We’re having no luck at all says Skem boss Tom
SKELMERSDALE United’s run of bad fortune continued on Saturday as they conceded a 94th minute winner against Frickley Athletic.
Tommy Lawson’s side came back from behind to draw level and were hoping to take a point from a close encounter but had to settle for a 3-2 defeat following the late goal.
Skem are going through a transitional period at the moment after they reverted back to amateur status and Lawson was frustrated as the lack of luck coming their way. “It was cruel again. That’s been the story of our season. We’ve had no good fortune. It’s the way football can go,” said Lawson.
“They got the winner in the 94th minute. We got ourselves back into the game and we were pleased we might have got something from it.
“It was the third effort on goal – we blocked the first two shots and they got lucky and got another one. We have to take it on the chin.
“I’m really proud of the performance. They were a young team and they put a display on. It was encouraging.”
Lawson felt his side deserved to take something from the game but admitted he is still looking to improve the squad.
He hopes to bring in a few more players but was pleased with how his young players started on Saturday.
“They didn’t do badly at all. They didn’t get what they deserved. Their manager said the same. They were lucky really because we know we deserved more,” said Lawson.
“We’re not getting our rewards. It was a massive game for us. Frickley have come out well this season despite being in a similar position to us.
“We’re still looking at players though and a few of the lads made their debuts. They did okay but we’re still bringing in more players.
“We’re trying to improve the quality now. We’ll continue the way we’re going.”
Skelmersdale are back in action on Saturday when they host Stourbridge and Lawson is expecting a tough fixture from a side who have enjoyed success in the cup competitions.
The manager hopes they have been distracted and also stated there will hopefully be some more new faces being introduced to the Skelmersdale squad before Saturday.
“They’ve [Stourbridge] lost a little bit of ground because of their cup run but they’ve done the league proud and done really well. But it’s back to their bread and butter now!” said Lawson.
“They wanted a good cup run and I feel they may have compromised themselves. They will want to get league points on the board now and use the money to strengthen. They are a good side.
“We will have one or two more new additions to the squad. I think that will continue for a few weeks – we have to identify the players we want and fit them into the system.
“The biggest fear we’ve got is the weather really. We need the game to go ahead. It will be an indication of where we are at, at the moment and that’s important to see.”
Skem celebrate their leveller against Frickley - before the heartbreak