Up to twelfth for Dronfield Town last night after a battling 2-1 win over 14th-placed Swallownest at Stonelow Road in Toolstation NCEL Division One-and Dronfield Manager Chris Millington admitted that his side had, untypically, ground out the win; not that he was complaining, writes Colin Muncie.
Callum Mawbey put the home side in front after just three minutes and Mark Fereday doubled the lead after 36 minutes to send Town in 2-0 up at the interval. A Lloyd Gelsthorpe penalty just before the hour halved the deficit, but the 44-strong crowd saw Dronfield close out the win.
Chris told the Bootiful Game “It was an important win tonight and it means that we move above Swallownest. It was quite a contrasting performance to recent weeks where we had to dig in and do the ugly side of the game to get the win. I thought we defended well and took our chances -which is something that I haven’t said over the last couple of weeks. It’s nice to be on the other side of what was 50/50 game and get the result”
Chris had a word of comfort for the visitors –and the exceptional efforts of the backroom staff at the H E Barnes Stadium “Full credit to Swallownest who would probably think they deserved something out of the game” Chris admitted “Also full credit to the Committee and Groundsman who have worked hard to get the game on tonight, as in past years there would have been no chance of that game being played”.