Knaresborough Town maintained their 100% start to the season with a 2-1 Toolstation NCEL Premier Division win over Goole Town at Manse Lane last night-and Knaresborough Assistant Gregg Anderson was happy with a good night’s work, writes Colin Muncie.
After a goalless first half in front of 152 spectators, Colin Heath gave Knaresborough the lead after 64 minutes; Goole hit back through Max Tweddle with just six minutes left, but Ben Cohen clinched the points in the 86th minute to leave the visitors waiting for their first points back in the NCEL.
Gregg told the Bootiful Game “It was a good test against a well organised Goole side. It was frustrating at times, as from the first minute it seemed they were playing for a 0-0 with the constant time wasting in the first half. The only time they pretty much got into our half they missed a very good chance. In patches, we played some exciting football, and had more of the ball than them; we didn’t really make the keeper work in the first half and the saves he made you would expect a keeper to make. We had one off the line from Thirks (Dan Thirkell) and Loz (Hunter) hint the bar with a long range effort”
Into the second half, and Gregg takes up the story .“We started brightly and we deserved our goal from Colin Heath” he told us. “We did things quickly from a throw in, Brad Walker turned his man inside out and found Colin in the box to make in 1-0 They did come back into the game after we made some changes and from our mistake they got their goal. That was disappointing and we need to rectify that. Ben Cohen put in a freakish, Roy of the Rovers kind of performance, tormenting the Goole back line for 90 minutes. His work rate up and down the pitch was second to none and his goal was nothing short of a goal of the season contender. He picked the ball around the half way line, committed 2/3 men and from the edge of the box with a pin point shot into the top right corner of the goal! We fully deserved the win, it’s another win -but I know the lads have more in them”
“We know we need to keep improving. The lads aren’t firing on all cylinders yet and we have some big tests coming up in the next few weeks!”