Toolstation NCEL Division One league leaders Knaresborough Town played out a goalless draw with Campion in front of an excellent crowd of 182 at Manse Lane yesterday; and with second-placed Eccleshill United going down to a late home defeat, Town extended their advantage at the summit to two points. After the game, Knaresborough’s player-coach Gregg Anderson admitted that the day had turned out just fine, writes Colin Muncie.
Gregg told the Bootiful Game “If someone would have said that you would get a 0-0 draw against a team in form, and that the second-placed team would lose, then I would have snapped your hand off. Credit goes to Campion who had a go at us today -but didn’t really hurt us. They have some good players and are one of the better sides in the league. They are a good side and on that performance today I would think they will make the Play-Offs and cause a lot of upsets along the way”.
Gregg felt his own side weren’t quite at their clinical best yesterday “We huffed and puffed but didn’t really create a lot of clear cut chances!” he said.” Our best chance came in the 85th minute when their defender cleared one virtually on his own goal line from a Dan Thirkhill shot. Credit also goes to Knaresborough as a squad, as I think that’s our 16th clean sheet of the season”.
Gregg isn’t looking much further ahead than the next game. “That’s another game ticked off and we move on to the next one-that’s all we can do. As it stands it’s all about us-if we keep winning, the other teams can’t catch us, and the pressure is on!” he said. “Personally, I think we do need to take more of our chances we create -but that’s football. The hardest thing to do is to put the ball in the back of the net”.
“A big thank you to the fans that supported us today. I think it was an entertaining 0-0 draw for the 180 or so who game through the turnstiles”.
Main photograph by Craig Dinsdale