After being on the wrong end of a 5-3 scoreline last Saturday, Handsworth Parramore exacted their revenge on Albion Sports on Wednesday night with a 5-2 victory in the NCEL League Cup as they progressed into the Quarter Finals, writes Ian Robinson.
The result was all the more impressive given the depleted side that The Ambers fielded as Joint Interim Manager Jon Froggatt explained.
“We’re delighted with the result and performance considering we had a lot of players cup tied, injured and a few out with illness, so we had to go there with a mixed group of first team players and Under 21’s. It was a great experience for them and they totally stepped up to the plate. Their attitude was first class and from minute one, we were right at it closing Albion players down early, and everyone working for each other which is what we wanted. Energy levels were high and this set us off on the front foot and we never really looked back.
“I don’t like to single out individuals but I must give high praise for both Harry Mitchell and Leon Howarth. Young Harry was outstanding in midfield and Leon again showed his class up front linking well with the experience of Waide Fairhurst. It shows me that despite the injuries we have, I can rely on the young lads if needed which is credit to the club and the Under 21’s Manager Daz Spooner for continuing to bring such players through.”
The Ambers are back in league action this weekend at The King of Soho Stadium and Jon expects another tough game.
“We have a big game now to look forward to on Saturday against a very good and physical side in Liversedge and we know we must be at our best.”