Paul McNally praises City of Liverpool players after Workington win

City of Liverpool players celebrate goal vs Workington

City of Liverpool manager Paul McNally has hailed his side following their 3-0 win over Workington.

Jack Hazlehurst, Peter Wylie and Kevin Ellison were all on the scoresheet as they bounced back from their defeat to Widnes.

The win created greater breathing space for the Purps from the relegation to seven points as they returned to winning ways after a positive run which saw them pick up wins against Ramsbottom United, Colne and Hanley Town.

“It was an immense performance and to a man, I thought the lads were outstanding and fully deserved the victory,” he said speaking to Off The Park. “I couldn’t have asked for any more, they carried out the gameplan to perfection and come away with a convincing win which didn’t flatter us.

“The recent results like Leek, we didn’t expect to come away with much, but with Widnes it was to amend that.

“Before that, I don’t think performances have been too bad, our results haven’t been really bad until the Widnes game – I’d say that was our worst result. It puts us back on track, we’re moving in the right direction and getting closer to the goal of achieving safety in the league.

“Before that game, they had gone four months without getting beat away from home, clocked up eight straight victories so no one really tears them apart or beats them so I would’ve taken a 1-0 win but to win 3-0 shows that we’re not a bad side. We are capable of turning up, they’re not an easy team to turnover so I was happy we did that, it shows the capabilities of the lads on the day when we turn up.”

They face a trip to Newcastle Town this weekend which presents an opportunity for City of Liverpool to further move away from Saturdays’s opponent as a point separates the two.

McNally added: “They’re a point behind us, it’s a tough place to go and never an easy place to go. There’s never a given in this league as it showed with Workington, us going to Widnes, there’s never an easy game and we’re expecting a really tough game.

“We won’t be underestimating them by no means, I think if we can go there and give a performance like we did on Saturday – it bodes well.”

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