Runcorn Linnets boss Dave Wild expressed his pleasure at progressing in the Liverpool Senior Cup at City of Liverpool’s expense but highlighted their lack of “ruthlessness”.
Linnets continued their phenomenal win in all competitions as Ryan Brooke and Zack Clarke booked their place in the Quarter-Finals.
Sean O’Mahony’s red card added to the task but the Northern Premier League West playoff contenders ensured that the Purps didn’t make the most of their man advantage.
John McGrath’s free-kick pulled them level but Clarke’s header meant that Paul McNally’s side were once again behind just seven minutes later.
Wild highlighted his desperation to win every game whether it’s in the league or County Cups. He told Off The Park: “I’ve made no secret that every game that we play in, we want to win.
“I’d much rather be going further and deeper in competitions than training, especially with the weather changing now.
“It’s important we have fixtures and fixture backlog in case we get week-to-week where’s there’s no game.
“So, pleased with the win, equally pleased we’ve knocked two teams out from our own league it shows we’ve been consistent enough, really pleased, got to improve but got minutes in legs so it’s a positive evening.
“I think on any other day we could’ve got three or four, something we’re really banging the drum about in the management team is that we’re not ruthless enough, anywhere near ruthless enough.
“We’ve got to put games away earlier, we’re not scoring merely enough goals in the first-half, well we’re not scoring in the first-half.
“We’ve got something a lot of teams don’t have and that’s grit, determination and a really good togetherness.
“It wasn’t a classic but it’s that stage of the season where the weather changes, pitches – well, not this one – get heavier. We’ve got a group of men, leaders and characters that will drag us across in games.”