We’re hav­ing no luck at all says Skem boss Tom

Southport Visiter - - Visiter Life - BY EMMA SAN­DERS

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.”

John Driscoll

Skem cel­e­brate their lev­eller against Frickley - be­fore the heart­break

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