Manager Neil MacFarlane gives his thoughts on Saturday’s draw with Alfreton…
By Matty Paddock - 04/08/2018
Posted 2 weeks ago
Neil MacFarlane says he’s disappointed for his players that their efforts on day one of the National League North season weren’t rewarded with a win at Alfreton.
Harriers twice lead and also came from behind in a thrilling match at the Impact Arena that eventually ended 3-3.
Harriers certainly had the better of the second period and large stages of the first, leaving the boss disappointed on behalf of his players that they weren’t able to hold on for the victory.
Speaking after the game he said: “It was a very positive performance and I have said to the group that I couldn’t be happier with their application to the game.
“They played with a real energy and with the intensity that I want. We were creative and missed a number of opportunities… I feel we should have won the game, and I am a bit disappointed for the players that we didn’t as I felt, over the 90 minutes, we deserved to.
“There were a couple of moments that lead to them scoring that we’ll have to deal with better but, overall, the performance was very, very good.”
Harriers lost Ashley Chambers to injury at half time, though the reds were boosted by sub Kane Richards who netted less than a minute into the second period.
Of Chambers, MacFarlane added: “We’ll assess him tomorrow and hopefully he’ll be available for Tuesday.”