Bradley honest as ever as he Captain’s Eccleshill to victory…eventually!

Eccleshill United made it three away victories on the spin, just edging out Harrogate Railway Athletic in a five goal thriller writes Ian Robinson, and according to United skipper Sam Bradley, they were well worth the points.

“It was another massive three points on the road for us in tough conditions. With the pitch cutting up due to the heavy rain and the slight hill on the pitch, we still managed to stick to our style and played some really good football. The lads are thoroughly enjoying winning games, but at the same time, we’re playing the right way.”

Looking back at the game, Sam admitted that United were caught on the hop as yet again, they conceded an early goal. “The first five minutes again we didn’t get started. It didn’t go to plan and Harrogate managed to get in behind our defence and chip our keeper. It’s frustrating because we’ve had to come from behind again for the third game running, but credit to the lads, after the goal we managed to keep the ball really well and created some good chances. A great header from Andy Cooper got us level and then our new signing Adam Shaw fitted in well by putting us 2-1 up with a great finish. In the second half we were in total control and could have been 4, 5 or even 6-1 up. We managed to get another goal through Adam Shaw but we should have been well out of sight.”

That wastefulness in front of goal almost caught out The Eagles, something that clearly annoyed the skipper. “In the last ten minutes we began to get casual on the ball and lazy out of possession. Harrogate took full advantage and managed to make it 3-2. They could have maybe got something out of the game but it would have been a massive two points robbed with how well we had controlled the game. Nevertheless it’s three wins out of three on the road and we are confident going into next week’s game against Goole.”

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