Verdict from the dugout on Stockport…
By Matty Paddock - 28/10/2017
Posted 8 months ago
Harriers’ winning goal – and its scorer – won praise from boss John Eustace after the victory at Stockport County on Saturday.
Joe Ironside slotted home in the 90th minute to hand Harriers all three points.
It was his eighth goal of the season and enough to complete a turnaround, after his seventh had levelled the scores.
Harriers had been behind at the break but came out in the second half and put in a gutsy display.
But amid the hassle and harry the game’s climax, the reds found time and space to stay true to their roots, a fine forward move getting the ultimate reward.
The boss was keen to praise it, and Ironside at full time.
He said: “The winning goal was a fantastic goal, we showed great composure throughout the pitch.
“There was some good football and Joe deserves his goals today.
“…certainly in the last five or six games, you can see he is a top player at this level.” John Eustace on Joe Ironside
“He has been magnificent for the last three or four weeks.
“He struggled with a bit of form at the start of the season.
“But, certainly in the last five or six games, you can see is a top player at this level.”
Eustace added: “There were really tough conditions in the first half and we really struggled to get out of our own half, very similar to last week really.
“We had a little lapse in concentration and they have scored from it.
“But the lads came in at half time and knew what they needed to do in the second half.
“We had to look after the ball a lot better and we did.
“We got a good control of the game and I thought we deserved to win in the end.”
Up next for Harriers is the Emirates FA Cup trip to AFC Fylde next Saturday (4 November). Harriers fans are reminded to purchase their tickets in advance.