We battered them, says new boss King
DESPITE all the off-field ructions at the Marston’s Arena, Northwich Vics showed passion and pride in their narrow defeat to Nigel Clough’s Burton Albion on Saturday.
Steve King’s first game in charge of the men in green and white ended in a 1-0 defeat but the new boss from Lewes can take many positives from his side’s display against the side that now tops the Blue Square Premier.
Only a stunning 25-yard strike from Burton striker Shaun Harrad separated the sides but it was Northwich that dominated.
King said: “We absolutely battered them. We created at least four one-on-ones and Burton could not have complained if they had gone into half-time 4-1 down.
“They started the second half the brighter but then after that it was like the Alamo.
“If you had walked into the ground during the last 25 minutes you would have thought the league had been flipped on its head.
“I told the lads afterwards that they can take great heart from that performance.”
New signings from Charlton Athletic Rashid Yussuff and Scott Wagstaff look promising acquisitions and both have experience playing in the Championship and the Football League.
King added: “I thought Yussuff did very well, he had time on the ball and didn’t give the ball away.
“With Wags there is more to come but if we can get him more of the ball and isolate him against full-backs then without a doubt he will go past them and really cause some damage.”
Vics travel to Stevenage on Saturday in search of their first points under the new boss.
Northwich: Jones, Aspin (Bailey 84), Welch, Roberts, Grand, Yussuff, Wagstaff (Mullan 76), Flynn, Winn, Allan (Stamp 70), Burns. Subs not used: Tynan, Brown.