Verdict: Boss on “tricky period”

Manager’s thoughts on the heavy defeat to Chorley…

Manager's thoughts on the heavy defeat to Chorley...

Neil MacFarlane lamented the poor goals conceded by his team as Harriers fell to a heavy home defeat to Chorley at the weekend.

A thumping 4-0 defeat to Chorley was the Reds’ third consecutive home loss and a second time in succession they’ve shipped four on their home turf.

The manager’s disappointment at the end of the game was evident, particularly as he felt his side had actually begun the game well.

The concession of bad goals at poor times did for Harriers on the day as the Magpies took full advantage, with the boss admitting: “I felt that the game was changed on moments.

“We started the game really well with a new system, but we lost a poor goal [and] then I thought we came back again.

“We then fell to a real hammer blow before half time to fall 2-0 behind.

“The players showed real courage at the start of the second half and then lost another poor goal, and from there it was hard work.”

MacFarlane, who has now seen his side win just once in six matches, added: “We’re going through a little tricky period at the moment and these things happen, as in giving goals away and also in our attacking play – the moments where, for instance, Ed gets away from people or Chambo puts it in the top corner, it’s just not happening for the players at the moment.

“But we’ve shown a lot of courage and it was a disappointing result because it was such a big match.”

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