We were in con­trol - Powell

Southport Visiter - - Visiter Life - BY SAM CAR­ROLL sam.car­roll@trin­i­tymir­ror.com @SamCar­roll0

DAVE Powell hailed Skelmers­dale United’s sec­ond-half per­for­mance at Chase­town as his side fought back from 2-0 down to sal­vage a point.

Ryan Wyn­ter and

Matty Hardi­man gave Chase­town a two goal ad­van­tage either side of half-time be­fore Sean Yel­drem pulled one back for United.

Will Dunne’s de­flected ef­fort lev­elled pro­ceed­ings with 20 min­utes re­main­ing and the point moves Skelmers­dale off the bot­tom of the Evo-Stik West for the first time since Au­gust.

“I thought over­all we con­trolled the game bet­ter than Chase­town,” Powell said.

“The first-half we had a cou­ple of chances and switched off on a cor­ner from them.

“I’m dis­ap­pointed with the mark­ing.

“It’s a free header ba­si­cally.

“I think we’ve been the stronger team in the first-half and cre­ated a cou­ple of re­ally good chances and didn’t take them.

“We had a good chat at half-time.

“It was very pos­i­tive be­cause we’d played very pos­i­tively.

“The sec­ond-half I thought we were dif­fer­ent class and showed much higher lev­els of fit­ness.”

With a spir­ited come­back help­ing lift Skem out of the rel­e­ga­tion zone, man­ager Powell hailed the to­geth­er­ness of his side and believes ev­ery player will be given their chance dur­ing the com­ing months.

“The sec­ond goal could have killed us but it’s an in­di­ca­tion of how far the team has come,” he said.

“To get one back and push for the sec­ond and to get that and push for a win­ner is a real pos­i­tive sign.

“Play­ers who came all the way to Chase­town and didn’t get a shirt also showed real col­lec­tive to­geth­er­ness wider than the 16 [se­lected.]

“That’s what we need to do.

“As we go through win­ter and pitches get heav­ier we’ll need more va­ri­ety and fresher play­ers to come in and de­liver more re­sults for the club.”

Clock­wise from top left: Stu­art Gib­son, Kasra Mo­ham­madi, Tom John­ston, Paul Har­ri­son, Andy Bish, Bill Bradley, Phil Mar­shall and Mo Ma­ham­madi

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