We’ve already heard from Pontefract Collieries Assistant Manager Craig Rouse, reflecting on his side’s fine 3-1 win at Handsworth Parramore on Monday night, a result which took Colls to within a single point of the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division title: Parras Manager Jas Colliver, in paying a generous tribute to the visitors, wasn’t too despondent at the manner of the loss, writes Colin Muncie.
Jas told the Bootiful Game “Last night (Monday) we came up against a very well drilled team who were all on the same page; credit to Paz (Craig Parry) and Rousey (Craig Rouse) for that. Ponte have a style of play which is difficult to play against and you could see last night why they have reached 100 points -and not out! They work their socks off and that starts up the top of the pitch.
Jas saw some good things from his own side, particularly the youngsters “I felt that during the first half we did very well to contain the threat of their front three; our lads worked hard and created a chances” he said. “We went in at half time losing one- nil to a free kick. After half time we continued to compete but unfortunately conceded another two goals. I was pleased with the character shown and application to continue to try and play. Late on in the game when you could argue the game was done and dusted we keep pressing and with a little bit better decision making we could’ve scored a couple”.
“It was another good opportunity for our young guns to get some experience at NCEL level”.
Main photograph by Ken Allsebrook.