We were in control - Powell
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