Having skilfully avoided the dreaded ‘Manager of the Month’ award/curse, Chris Millington’s Dronfield Town extended their recent fine form with a 3-1 win over third–placed Selby Town in Toolstation NCEL Division One yesterday – and Chris felt that the win had its foundations in a fast start, writes Colin Muncie.
A crowd of 87 at the HE Barnes saw Dan Wood give the home side an early advantage (3 minutes), and Arron Bovill doubled the advantage just after the half hour. Jordan Snodin got the Robins back in the contest after 40 minutes, but a goal early in the second half from Wood again (47 minutes), pretty much settled the outcome.
Chris was clearly pleased by another fine win. “I’m really happy with today’s performance and, in turn, the result. We scored early – and first – which isn’t really like us so we settled in to the game really quickly. We knew the quality that Selby possess, especially going forward and I thought my back four – with a 19-year-old in the middle of it – were great. We went two up and then conceded just before half time which could and probably would have – in the past – affected how we started the second half. However, we regrouped and then scored early in the second half and restored the 2 goal cushion.”
“Selby then went down to ten men,” Chris added, “and if I have one slight criticism of the players today it’s that we went a little negative and safe when we had the extra man. However, on the flip side you could say that the lads managed the game well.”
“We are looking forward to another tough test on Saturday (at Nostell) against another one of the top five teams.”