Our sea­son is fi­nally un­der­way

Ormskirk Advertiser - - Sport - BY SAM CAR­ROLL sam.car­roll@trin­i­tymir­ror.com @SamCar­roll0

DAVE Pow­ell be­lieves Skelmers­dale United’s sea­son has fi­nally started fol­low­ing their first win of the sea­son at Rad­cliffe Bor­ough last week­end.

United ran out 2-0 vic­tors thanks to sec­ond-half goals from Sean Yel­drem and Kevin Edgar, with the lat­ter bag­ging his first goal for the club.

The Evo-Stik West out­fit had lost to Ather­ton Col­lieries 9-1 at the start of the month but recorded con­sec­u­tive goal­less draws ahead of the trip to Rad­cliffe, who are man­aged by for­mer Pre­ston North End and Manch­ester City for­ward Jon Macken.

With Yel­drem and Edgar help­ing record Skelmers­dale’s first vic­tory since April, Pow­ell was filled with praise for his play­ers.

“I feel so proud of the lads. The way they’ve stuck at it, be­com­ing tighter and tighter as a group, work­ing so hard for the club to de­liver re­sults,” he said.

“It was def­i­nitely over­due. We’ve drawn the last three games - the cup game [3-3 with Traf­ford] we lost on penal­ties - but the last two we ab­so­lutely dom­i­nated.

“I’m made up for them. It’s a real plat­form that we can move on from but it’s re­ally im­por­tant the lads re­alise that.

“It’s just the start of the sea­son, we’ve got to keep on work­ing, carry on ap­ply­ing our­selves and work­ing our way up the league.

“I’ve got ev­ery con­fi­dence we can do that with the qual­ity of the play­ers we’ve got and the com­mit­ment they’re show­ing for the club.”

Skelmers­dale were in ac­tion against Droylsden in mid­week un­til the clash was aban­doned dur­ing the first-half due to a failed flood­light.

United con­ceded three min­utes into the tie be­fore one flood­light cut out less than five min­utes later. A sec­ond py­lon then fol­lowed suit and de­spite elec­tri­cians es­ti­mat­ing a ten minute de­lay to pro­ceed­ings, the game was ul­ti­mately can­celled by match of­fi­cials.

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