Gain with the pain for Owens
SKELMERSDALE United recorded a hugely important 2-1 win against Mossley on Saturday as they climb the league table.
Since Dave Powell’s arrival, Skelmersdale have shown vast improvement and the results are now starting to go their way.
Goals from Andy Owens and Callum Mahoney ensured Skem came away with three points.
Owens was delighted after his run of good form continued and he is now third in the league’s top goal-scorer’s table.
He has also been playing through a small injury in recent weeks but with Skelmersdale enjoying a week off now, he admitted he was keen to play.
“Obviously it’s good to get the goals. You always set a target at the start of the season and try to aim to achieve that,” said Owens.
“You could see that the whole team battled and created.
“It felt good getting that victory because we worked hard.
“The main thing is that we have gone four games unbeaten now, with three wins out of the four.
“Since Dave (Powell) came in, you can see improvements.
“It’s nice to see the results proving that now. I spoke to Dave and I knew we didn’t have a game afterwards so I wanted to try and get through this game and have time to recover.
“I’ve had these little injuries before so I know my own limits and obviously we have a bit of time off now so it was okay.
“The first few sessions will probably be light because we don’t want any more injuries. Obviously we can work on more after that.”
Manager Powell echoed the thoughts of goal-scorer Owens and praised his side for their work ethic and “character.”
“It was a great three points against a very good, physical Mossley side. The lads had to dig deep in the second-half,” said Powell.
“It was a great sign of the character of the team at the moment. We had to make those changes at the back again too”.