Atittude thrills boss Rogers
SKELMERSDALE United suffered another narrow defeat on Saturday as they conceded a 2-1 loss against Halesowen Town.
It was the second defeat under new boss Alan Rogers but there were plenty of signs of encouragement as his side completely dominated the game.
There have been several changes at the club in 2017 following its switch to amateur status and the exit of former manager Tommy Lawson.
However, Rogers and his new side have produced some great displays in recent weeks and the manager was extremely pleased yet again.
“It was pretty much the most one-sided game I’ve been involved in. We hit the cross bar a few times and we should have won,” said Rogers.
“It’s a young team and some of the football that we played was outstanding at times. There really was a lot to be pleased about.
“I felt for the lads on Saturday. It says a lot when the opposition come up to you at the end of the game and applaud your performance.
“We dominated the game for 90 minutes but you have to take your chances.
“I told the boys not to be down because they were really good on Saturday and produced a great performance.”
Skem return to league action on Saturday when they take on Hednesford Town and Rogers hopes his side can continue to play the way they have.
“It’s an away game and they’re doing quite well in the league,” said Rogers.
“If we continue to play like we did on Saturday though we’ll start picking up results.
“We’ve had a lot of players who have left the club recently. I’ve basically built a young team up in the space of a week though so I’m really pleased with how they’ve been performing.
“Liam [Hollett] is one that’s come in but unfortunately he’s struggling with a slight ankle injury so we’ll see how he gets on.
“The boys who played Saturday and are in and out of the squad and have lots of promise”.
Felix Anderson (main image and far right) along with (clockwise from top) Francois Rafferty, dave Mullan, Ryhs Davies, Ray Hibbs, Yameen Al Dahiri and Darren Taylor