The verdict from the dugout at Aggborough after the impressive win over Darlington…
By Matty Paddock - 18/08/2018
Posted 2 years ago
NEIL MacFarlane says Harriers deserved their thumping win over Darlington on Saturday for their efforts since he arrived at Aggborough.
Harriers put on a five-star display to pick up a 5-2 victory over the Quakers, the team’s first three-point haul of the term.
While it continues an unbeaten start in style, MacFarlane admits it’s due reward for the efforts the camp have put in since the summer.
He spoke at the final whistle and reflected on what was a thoroughly dominant afternoon at the office.
“I am really delighted for the group,” he said. They have been sensational since I took the job, in terms of their application, and I think over that period of time they have deserved that win.
“We got the game plan absolutely spot on in the first half and we took the game to them.
“We know that they are a real threat with their attacking element and we nullified that in the first half and, even though the sending off came for them this week, we really pressed it home.
“We got the game plan absolutely spot on in the first half…” Neil MacFarlane
“We were passing the ball really well and creating a lot of chances – I think they’ll be a real threat in the league and I was really pleased, particularly in the first half, with our showing.”
The day wasn’t without incidents on which Harriers can improve – Darlington netted from their only two shots on target and, albeit briefly, threatened to get back level at 3-2.
The boss added: “We have standards and we want to push those home all the time.
“We have to keep improving in those moments that give opportunities to the opposition but, in general, I thought we were fantastic today.”