It’s ev­i­dent that they all want to beat us – Her­bert

Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News - - Sport -

● RUN­CORN TOWN man­ager Chris Her­bert says his team must learn to adapt af­ter los­ing 4-2 at Boo­tle on Tues­day evening.

Town dis­patched Silsden 3-0 away from home last Satur­day and looked to be con­tin­u­ing their good form at the TDP Solic­tors Sta­dium as they raced into a 2-0 lead af­ter 15 min­utes thanks to a dou­ble from Ryan Cox against his for­mer club.

Boo­tle pegged Her­bert’s side back, how­ever, and had taken the lead them­selves just 20 min­utes later fol­low­ing a de­fen­sive col­lapse from the vis­i­tors.

A John Shaw back­pass af­ter half-time that went into his own net put the game to bed and Her­bert be­lieves other teams in the di­vi­sion are rais­ing their game against his side af­ter they nar­rowly missed out on pro­mo­tion last term.

“Th­ese games prove that ev­ery side in this di­vi­sion doesn’t stop un­til the very end,” Her­bert said.

“They don’t stop. They just want to get a goal against you and ev­ery­one wants to beat us.

“It’s the same for City of Liver­pool. Ev­ery­one wants to beat them be­cause they play to a big crowd but that’s what foot­ball is.

“You’ve got to be able to adapt to sit­u­a­tions and cer­tain games where the other team is go­ing to come and make things hor­ri­ble for you and we have that quite a bit so it’s about how we deal with that. All of a sud­den we’ll then go into a game where it might be a lit­tle more open for us and we have to be able to crack on with it.”

Run­corn do still pos­sess a five point ad­van­tage in se­cond place fol­low­ing the de­feat and will be hop­ing to kick-on when they re­turn to Hall­mark Se­cu­rity League Premier Di­vi­sion ac­tion at Charnock Richard a week on Satur­day. Be­fore then, Town wel­come North York­shire out­fit Guis­bor­ough Town to the Viri­dor Com­mu­nity Sta­dium on Satur­day in their FA Vase first round clash. The match kicks-off at 3pm. Town are with­out a mid­week game next week.

FJA Pho­tog­ra­phy/Paul Wat­son

Dale Jen­nings wins a header for Run­corn Town in their clash with Congleton Town at the Viri­dor Com­mu­nity Sta­dium last Wed­nes­day evening.

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