The Mechanics

Date Added 04/10/2017

I thought we gave them too much respect in the first half but our performance in the second half showed that we can had nothing to fear from a side that have a 100% record. And it's a positive that when we want to be, we're competitive with the top teams in this division. 

Our keeper, Andy Speight, was hardly tested in the game, from a side that had scored 23 goals in nine games up to last night. And apart from the own goal mistake, as whole, we looked better.

On the downside we didn't really create as much in the last third as in previous games, although we did miss a clear opportunity in the last ten minutes.

We need to be mentally stronger as a group against the better sides and believe in ourselves that we can make the next step up; and start going to places like Silsden and come away with a result, be it a draw or a win. This will come with time.

There has been clear improvement during the first quarter of the season and, whilst there is still a way to go yet, the improvement should come as together we learn more and more.

The management are now getting to know how, individually, and as a team what we're capable of and how we react to different situations on the pitch. This is only a positive and good for the future. Now we need to work even harder to kick on from a reasonable start to the season.

A final word again about the support. A big thanks for the support last night. Although outnumbered, it was the AFC fans, the Tin Army, that we could hear all game.

 See you all on Saturday for the Non League Day game at home to Abbey Hulton United. Up the AFCB!