More thoughts from the dugout as Neil MacFarlane talks Bradford victory…
By Matty Paddock - 14/10/2018
Posted 1 year ago
Saturday’s win at Bradford (Park Avenue) left Manager Neil MacFarlane delighted with what he’s hailed as the perfect response to last week’s FA Cup exit.
The Reds travelled to the Horsfall Stadium to battle an Avenue side that’s enjoyed a fine start to the season, leaving them third in the table going into the afternoon.
The home side took the lead in the second half and, from there, Harriers would need to produce something special to ensure they could react the right way to the Cup defeat at Stourbridge seven days prior.
They managed it thanks to two late goal from Ed Willams, the three points heading back to Worcestershire in an extremely satisfying fashion.
“It doesn’t make up for last week, we were all disappointed as a club,” admitted after the game.
“But [we’ve] responded, again – and being behind – on a difficult day where the conditions were incredible at times; the ball was blowing around everywhere with the wind.
“…They keep proving that they’re getting better and better.” Neil MacFarlane
“We stuck to our task and showed a real togetherness, and a fight that the supports can be proud of.
“That, today, showed me another side to this team. They keep proving that they’re getting better and better.”
Williams again grabbed many of the headlines for his fine two goals that wrapped up the win but, just as the player himself has done, MacFarlane was quick to ensure that praise was shared around.
He added: “He’s playing great and is at the top of his game, and long may that continue.
“But he is helped by his team mates and his team mates have been fantastic for him.
“We’re a real team, that’s what we are. And long may that continue.”