Assistant manager Lee Donafee gave us his post match thoughts following the 2-1 victory at home to Prescot Cables yesterday which saw the Rams go top of the league.
On the win he said, “Delighted to get the win thats for sure, we knew it was going to be a tough game and we’ve had numerous battles with them over the years.”
“They have a new manager who has got them playing really well and we knew it would be a tough game so we’re glad to get the win.”
Donafee was pleased with the reaction second half after letting in an equaliser just after the half hour mark.
“Our overall performance, first half was ok and again we think a mistake was going to let them in.
“We spoke about it at half time and basically on what we needed to work on for the second half and I thought we did do that.
“I know they’ve gone down to ten men but I think if we’d have kept on going we feel the chances were there for us and just had to put one away really.”
With regards to the red card shown to Prescot’s Rodrigo Schmitdinger, Donafeee was the pleased that the lads stayed focused and got that all important winner.
“I know it’s all that cliche that ten men work harder than eleven men and all that but it was just a case of us keeping our momentum and not changing how we were playing and just keep trying to break them down and the chane would come.”
“It was an excellent ball by Tom Kennedy and a great first touch by Kyle Harrison and credit to him for making the run and he got the rewards and a happy birthday for him as well!
“He was made up with the run and he was made up with the first touch as well and its good to see it because when he first came to the club he didn’t have as many games and it was just a matter of working on his fitness which he has been doing, playing through injuries and we’re starting to see the best of Kyle at the minute.”
Jamie Rother and Richie Baker both returned from injury off the bench and Donafee is pleased to see the squad getting back to full strength and the competition for places it creates.
“It’s good to have them back because they’re going to make the squad stronger, Max Leonard as well on the bench unfortunately didn’t get on but again he makes your squad stronger.”
“The gaffer has said to them keep your shirts because these lads can take shirts and stay in the team.
“It’s good to see us top of the league and the squads getting stronger and obviously we don’t know what’s going on with this lockdown thing but it’s good to have them involved.