Verdict: Boss pleased with Cup progress

Reflections on FA Cup win….

John Eustace

JOHN EUSTACE hailed the response of his young Harriers side as they progressed through to the FA Cup Third Qualifying Round with a win at Deeping Rangers.

The reds have endured a contrasting week to say the least – two fantastic wins on consecutive Saturdays in league and cup, with the frustrating defeat at Tamworth sandwiched in between.

Three points, Cup progress and seven goals isn’t a bad week’s work by anyone’s standard – especially with much of the nation hoping for a Cup shock on this afternoon.

But aspects of the loss at the Lamb clearly irked the manager, who was proud of how they followed up that night with a professional performance at Deeping.

Against in-form opposition, the team did well to side-step a huge banana skin.

“I was very proud of the performance because this is a very young group,” he reflected.

“It’s been a tough week.

“We had a really good win away last weekend.

“It was a tough defeat on Tuesday for the young boys and for them to come back and show great character today and win the game against a very good team, I couldn’t be any more pleased.

“It’s a big test, [Deeping] have been on a great run and our form has been very up and down.

“So for them to put in a professional performance like they did today, I was very proud of them.”

Harriers were boosted by the arrival of defender James Pearson on Friday.

He came straight into the team for a debut and the boss was pleased with his performance.

Eustace added: “He did well and you could see he got a bit tired at the end.

“He’s come in to help with the young boys and he’s a leader.

“He’s a good player and we’re fortunate to have him.”

Up next for Harriers is a home clash with Blyth Spartans at Aggborough next weekend.

This article is about: Management, Match


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