“I think the rain before kick off really helped us and I was really happy with our performance, particularly in the first half when we were in a different class. In the first twenty minutes we blew Bridlington away really.
At Selby we played very similar, got into good areas and created just as many chances but then missed them. At Bridlington we executed them properly and were ruthless in front of goal. This is what I asked from the players and they delivered.
When I arrived at Taddy we had four players and it was like putting a new team together. We have had three weeks together now and they are learning what I want as a Manager and I am learning what they can do as players – We are coming together nicely!
We have played 2 and won 2 and when you are getting positive results the players can buy into it more collectively – they have been excellent.
One of the things that stands out in these two games is that we have kept clean sheets – that has given us the base to attack from. At times last night we were breath taking going forward.
We have got the lads fit and have been working on different pockets of movement, getting them to work off different triggers; it takes time but we are starting to see good signs.
Spennymoor on Saturday at home will be a different test. I watched them last season and they are a very good side with good movement and loads of pace in the team. We won’t get as much of the ball and need to be a different shape out of possession.
I have told the lads that I would back them against anyone – we have got pace in our side and I expect us to give them a good game. Obviously they are two leagues above us but it is a pre-season match and will be a different type of test for us.
Updated 12:47 - 16 Jul 2019 by John Clothier
We are not there to make up the numbers and we will try to put in a positive performance.