MacFarlane: Every player a credit

Reflections from the dugout on an impressive Aggborough win on Monday…

Kidderminster Harriers' manager Neil MacFarlane (c) PA

Neil MacFarlane was thrilled with his team’s display in picking up a convincing win against Stockport County that was far more emphatic than the 2-1 score suggested.

Harriers made it back-to-back home wins and four points from six over the Bank Holiday weekend with a tremendous Aggborough display.

While the results suggests a tight, narrow affair, the Reds racked up almost 20 attempts at the County goal, and only a magnificent performance from Hatters goalkeeper Ben Hinchcliffe prevented a hefty final tally.

As it was, MacFarlane was still able to reflect on the day with immense satisfaction.

“From start to finish, every single player that was involved was a real credit to themselves,” he said.

“Everybody must have enjoyed watching us today; I thought some of our football was really, really good.

“…every single player that was involved was a real credit to themselves.”  Neil MacFarlane

“Our energy levels to come through this period of a Bank Holiday when it’s two games in  [three] days were outstanding – we looked so fit towards the end.

“I’m so happy for the group.”

Harriers will, of course, still strive to improve even further. There was no clean sheet on Monday as County managed to get on level terms for a period in the second half.

Though mindful enough to point that out to his players, he refused to let it detract from the showing as a whole.

He went on to say: “We have to keep striving to improve all the time, which I’ve said to the group in there, and we will.

“To keep that clean sheet would have been important but there are no negatives today, it was such a positive performance.”

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