Boss on “fully deserved” win

Jimmy Shan’s verdict on the Hereford win at Aggborough…

Jimmy Shan

JIMMY SHAN has reflected on what he felt was a “fully deserved” win for Harriers against Hereford on Boxing Day.

Ollie Shenton struck twice in the first half, with Ashley Hemmings adding a third after the break.

The Bulls netted through Reece Styche in between, but the Reds showed good character to see the game out professionally, even with ten men for the final few minutes.

Speaking after the game, the interim manager was pleased to see a continuation of the kind of performance that has seen the team pick up results at Guiseley and Altrincham.

He said: “I think the boys have started to build some momentum with the last two performances.

“We spoke about taking that into today’s performance, and I think they did that.

“On the balance of 90 minutes, I think [the win] was fully deserved.” Jimmy Shan

“On the balance of 90 minutes, I think [the win] was fully deserved.”

On how he addressed the players at two goals to the good at the break, the boss added: “It’s a difficult score-line because a lot of complacency can kick in.

“I said to the boys that I hate ‘well dones’ at half-time. I said it was good, but we’d go again having given ourselves a platform to build on.

“We started the second half quite brightly… we had to deal with a lot of momentum and balls in and around our box, but I thought the boys stuck to task and defended very well.”

Up next for Harriers are the trips to Brackley and Hereford – away travel details are available online.

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