Waring happy to be back out on the pitch in win…
By Luke Thompson - 02/01/2019
Posted 5 months ago
On-loan striker George Waring was delighted to return to the pitch with his first Harriers start since his return.
He returned as Harriers won 2-1 against local rivals Hereford at Aggborough, and ended a three match win-less streak.
The away side took the lead after 19 minutes via a free kick from just six yards, following a back pass which Harriers keeper Brandon Hall had to catch.
However, a rapid response from Kane Richards and a top class second half strike from Declan Weeks sealed the points.
Overall, Waring was delighted that he and his team mates were able to deliver three points to start 2019.
On Hereford’s opener, Waring said: “It was an odd goal but we bounced back to score a minute later – it’s a brilliant response.
“It took an absolute worldie from Dec, it was just brilliant and it couldn’t have come at a better time!
“After the run that we’ve been on over the Christmas period, it was a very important result.
“We’ve been working really hard and we’ve not been at our best, we would never shy away from that, so it’s nice to see that the hard work as got us three points today to start 2019 well”
The three points came despite Harriers being reduced to ten men after 37 minutes – Ryan Johnson was given his marching orders following a challenge on Tom Owen-Evans.
However, Waring was pleased with the confidence that the Harriers players had to play a good style of football despite being reduced to ten.
The attacker also hopes that Harriers can use this performance as momentum to pick up more results in upcoming weeks.
“We said at half time that we still believed, even with ten men, that we could get the ball down and out-pass Hereford, and it was proved in the first 20 minutes of the second half when we got our lead,” admitted Waring.
“Then it was a case of us getting tired a little bit, and they went route one and pressure built a bit, but we stood strong at the back.
“There are around 20 games left, so there is a long way to go so if we can get a run going then you just never know.
“If we stay unbeaten for a period of time, then we will be where we want to be”.
The imposing front man has been struggling with injury since returning to parent club Tranmere Rovers following the end of the previous campaign.
Since rejoining Harriers at the start of December, Waring has made five appearances and is delighted to be back out on the grass.
“I’ve just been dying to play – I had an injury in pre-season which was a long term thing, and has been bothering me for a while, but I went away and got it sorted out,” said Waring.
“Since coming back I’ve felt a lot better in myself, so it’s just a case of getting fit – the manager has been really patient and has nursed me into it slowly.
“I’ve been ‘chomping at the bit’ and he’s been holding me back so that I don’t injure myself.
“After 90 minutes today, I’ll sleep well tonight, and I’m just pleased to be playing football”.