Stockport Town manager Dave Wild remains unbeaten since taking over at the start of the year following a 2-2 draw away at a strong Widnes side on Saturday afternoon in the Hallmark Security League.
Speaking after the game, Wild felt his side were unlucky not to get more than just a point. He said: “Before the game if I had been offered a point I would have leaped at the offer, but having seen the standard of football we played in the first half, and to have obtained a 2-0 lead at a place like Widnes to end up 2-2 is a really tough one to swallow and has taken me longer than usual to shake off!
“Having seen the game back on Sunday it is pretty clear that we scored at 0-0 and the officials didn’t give the goal, and I just feel that a 3-0 lead at half time would have completely killed Widnes off but thats football and it wasn't to be. Whatever Joey Dunn said to his lads at half time clearly work and massive credit to them for not letting their heads drop.”
Town were reduced to 10-men once again at the weekend but Wild remains positive with his sides will to hold on for a result. He commented: “The positivity in the camp is really starting to shine through now and being down to 10 men for the third game on the run whilst not being acceptable on our part once again showed the unity and togetherness within our dressing room by grafting together and gaining a very good point.
Many at the club regarded the first half performance to be one of the best seen since the club was formed back in 2014, and Wild did not fall short in praising his players for their performance: “I thought that our first half showing was without question the best football that we have played since I took over and in parts the patterns of play that we put together were so pleasing to see.
“It just makes me and the coaching staff confident going forward that our style of play and our values are being understood by the playing squad. All week we set a target ion our camp to end the weekend unbeaten in five, we hit the target so that can only be a positive statement for the club against a side that for me will be promoted come May. However we cant help but feel that a win was well within our grasp.”
Stockport Town are next in action next weekend when they return to Stockport Sports Village in a home league clash against struggling Ashton Town, kick-off 3pm.
“Like I always say to my players, a draw is only a good point if you back it up with a win, so we must continue to work hard as group this week, train and prepare well for the visit of Ashton Town [on Saturday] and as always our job on the coaching staff is to have everyone prepared and understanding their roles on the day.”