In the Dugout with Matt 2.05.15
Good Afternoon everyone and welcome to Long Lane Park for today’s local derby against Bilston. I’d like to take this opportunity to wish everyone connected to Bilston a safe journey home after the game.
Well…. Where do I start?! Its been a whirlwind past few days and a period in the clubs history which hopefully everyone connected to it will never forget.
Tuesday night was the best night of my short managerial career with Willenhall. To say it was an honour to lead the lads to the clubs first trophy in nine years would be a complete understatement. Looking back now it seems a bit of a blur as we all knew we had to be completely focused to win the cup.
The lads who played a part were absolutely immense from minute 1 to minute 120 and also the penalty kicks. The game summed up during that period what we have been so lucky to build here. A group of mates who will literally do anything they can to back each other and bring home a positive result. It doesn’t happen over night and even this season we have had to go through lots of poor times to get a positive event such as Tuesday night. I am now hoping that this is just the start and we can bring more trophies to the club during my period as manager. I’d like to thank and congratulate every player who has played for me this season. They ALL gained that trophy.
Thursday night then followed and the first half was a little flat which to be honest I half expecting. However yet again for the umpteenth time the lads showed true character along with lots of endeavour and quality when needed to gain another three points. This ensured that we cannot finish in the bottom three whatever happens. A true achievement after the struggle we have been through at times this season.
This afternoons match will be a lively encounter I am sure. You all know the boys will be doing everything they can to gain 3 points which will take us to my target of 40 points.
Enjoy the game folks!