STEVE KITTRICK: Vital that we bounced back on Tuesday

Kittrick's comment
Kittrick's comment

It was important that we bounced back on Tuesday night against Droylsden and we did just that with a solid team performance.

I thought a number of players recovered well from a poor outing at Atherton, especially Sam Hewitt in the back-line.

We limited Droylsden - a very good side who will take points off teams - to very limited activity around our penalty area.

We should probably have been at least two goals up at the break, but we went on to do the job in the second half.

On the bench we weren’t worried because we were creating the chances. It was just a matter of time before we put them away.

It was vital that we got a result before what will be a challenging time over the Easter period.

It is a funny time of the season, you don’t know what you are going to get with teams.

The one thing we know is that Radcliffe will make it tough on Saturday.

They are a young side, who will want to play. We have to show them plenty of respect, but at the same time we need to pick up the points.

Tadcaster will be another tough game, with the added spice coming from the fact that it is a local derby.

It will be a case of getting Saturday out of the way and seeing how we are a few days later on Easter Monday.

We have to stay solid and as I’ve said in the past, keep our nerve.

South Shields are the team in pole position now, which is what we expected at the start of the season.

We’ve said all along that if we can stay within a few points of Shields then we’ll go up, we are still on track to do just that.

We have a game in hand on second-placed Hyde, so if we build on Tuesday night’s win then we’ll be right in there.