The gaffer has his say on Fraser Horsfall, Dan Bradley and a big three points for Harriers…
By Matty Paddock - 02/04/2018
Posted 2 years ago
JOHN EUSTACE hailed his goal scoring stars from Monday’s 2-1 win over Brackley Town at Aggborough.
Fraser Horsfall and Dan Bradley struck in five late minutes during the second half to wrap up three points for the team.
It meant the reds came from behind to down one of the division’s best teams after they had netted with just nine minutes to play to take the lead.
Horsfall’s effort was an absolute screamer in anyone’s book – more so when you consider the youngster plays at the heart of defence.
Speaking after the game, the gaffer admitted it will likely go down as one of the youngster’s best.
“Fraser has been fantastic all season,” he said.
“He just keeps getting better and better and we are very lucky to have him.
“You can see how he has progressed throughout the season.
“I don’t think he’ll score a better goal in his entire career and, thankfully, he did it today!”
Bradley, meanwhile, won the game with a composed finish inside the final 90 seconds of normal time.
“…that’s the character of this young team… they never know when they’re beaten….” John Eustace
It was the former AFC Fylde man’s sixth goal in five games to continue a sold run of form.
“Up until probably a month ago it has been a really frustrating period for him,” added the boss.
“He had no pre-season and lots of injuries [including] a bad knee injury, and it has taken him time to get fit.
“You can see he’s a top, top player and we’re delighted he’s putting the ball in the net – that’s what it’s all about.”
The result ended Easter on an ideal note for Harriers.
A second win in three games was the perfect response to the 3-2 defeat to Boston United on Good Friday and will act as a good platform for this coming weekend’s trip to Blyth Spartans.
Eustace went on to say: “I am delighted with the performance – we were up against a very good team, a very experienced team and they made it difficult for us.
“We kept to our principles; we played some good football and we were patient.
“With the way things have been going throughout the season, when they scored in the last ten minutes the lads’ could easily have dropped their heads and given up.
“But that’s the character of this young team… they never know when they’re beaten.”