Boss reacts to “typical derby”

Neil MacFarlane outlined the positives he took from Tuesday night’s Aggborough draw…

Neil MacFarlane outlined the positives he took from Tuesday night's Aggborough draw...

NEIL MacFarlane took the positives from a “typical derby” against AFC Telford at Aggborough on Tuesday night.

Harriers were forced to settle for a second straight draw at the start of this National League North season after being pegged back by the Bucks – despite almost claiming all three points after hitting the post in injury time.

While admitting there were some frustrations, the Harriers boss was pleased with the organisation of his side who picked up a clean sheet in the 0-0 draw.

Harriers must now look to their second home game of the week this coming Saturday when newly-promoted Ashton United come to town.

MacFarlane reflected: “It was a typical derby in that it was frenetic at times and we just needed to be a wee bit calmer in that final moment.

“But in terms of the other side of the game – we gave up no chances, really; our organisation was very good, and our work ethic was very good.

“Like I said, we just need to tidy up that final moment.

“At the start of the match we started with the energy and tempo that I want to see from the side and, as the game went on, we were really on top and the second half was total domination.

“[Baxendale] nearly nicked it at the end which would have been great, but it wasn’t to be so it’s two draws to start – a clean sheet is a positive from tonight and we move on to Saturday.”

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