Get the views of boss Neil MacFarlane on the win over Blyth…
By Matty Paddock - 09/09/2018
Posted 2 weeks ago
BOSS Neil MacFarlane was excited by the amount of chances Harriers created in the 3-1 win over Blyth at Aggborough.
The Reds controlled the majority of the game, leading 2-0 at half time thanks to goal from Ashley Chambers an Fraser Horsfall.
Though a good Blyth side pulled a goal back in the second period, an Ed Williams strike ensured it was a deserved victory for Harriers come the final whistle.
Chambers might well have added to his score and he wasn’t alone in that regard. So while the gaffer was keen to stress that improvements can still be made, he was pleased with how threatening his side were.
“It was about maintaining our standards in the second half,” he said.
“We took a knock with them getting a reply halfway through the half but again, as we’ve done this season, when we’ve been knocked back we’ve come back again – long may that continue.
“They are showing…a winning mentality and a winning desire…” Neil MacFarlane
“I thought Blyth played some good football as well; it was an entertaining match, but we had so many chances throughout.
“That has been a pleasing aspect from day one, that we really are creating chances and if we continue to improve as a team, which is important, then we can hopefully have the successful season we’re speaking about.”
The boss added of the squad’s mentality: “They are showing, for a young group, a winning mentality and a winning desire and that is really pleasing.”