Boss: I can’t praise them enough

Reaction from John Pemberton after the win over Altrincham at Aggborough…

Harriers manager John Pemberton

Manager John Pemberton praised the “outstanding” performance of his players in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Altrincham, writes Eliot Ball.

Ashely Chambers grabbed a brace to take his season tally to eight goals, the side recording a much-needed first home win of the term in the process.

While being thrilled with the effort put in by all of those in red, the boss gave mention to attacking duo, Richard Peniket and Ashley Chambers, who he described as “magnificent.”

“It’s nice to get the monkey off the back as they say,” he said, the win being the team’s first Aggborough league win since early April.

“I thought [it] was an unbelievable performance. [On Friday] we trained, and I didn’t have a team, due to a couple of the lads being ill, and one or two were carrying knocks.

“So, to say that they’ve done that this afternoon is massive, massive praise to every one of them – they’ve been magnificent.

“Today we got what we deserved, and I’m really pleased for them.” John Pemberton

“We could have scored four or five goals, but I was pleased to see the two go in to be fair as we got that bit of luck that we’ve needed.

“Off the ball, we were fantastic and that was the main thing that pleased me because they’re a good side.

“I thought the two strikers were magnificent; Peni led the line, he was unbelievable. He won his headers, he was a threat, they couldn’t quite handle him.

“Chambo  played off him well [and] the midfield did their jobs.

“Today we got what we deserved, and I’m really pleased for them.”

Pemberton admitted that, with one or two knocks and some illness in the camp, the squad will be assessed further ahead of this coming weekend’s Emirates FA Cup meeting with Stafford Rangers at Aggborough.

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