Skelmersdale United look to keep pressure on Macclesfield as Paul McNally highlights title-winning demand

Skelmersdale United attacker Michael Howard in action against Winsford.

Skelmersdale United manager Paul McNally has called on his players to ‘keep winning’ as they look to continue their pressure at the top of the North West Counties Premier Division.

They were forced to have a week off as their visit to Winsford succumb to the adverse weather conditions.

Whilst Skem trained, Macclesfield beat Barnoldswick to regain top spot and move two points clear with a game in hand.

For McNally’s side, their last game came at the end of November as they brushed Vauxhall Motors aside, thrashing Mick McGraa’s side 5-1.

“First 20-30 minutes we were on fire I think we would’ve beat any team I think on that day we were fantastic,” the Skem boss told Off The Park.

“We were 4-0 up inside the first half an hour, credit to the lads who blew a really good team away really. Vauxhall are a hard outfit to play, on the day they couldn’t live with us.

“It was a great result, then in the second half I think we just took our foot off the pedal but great result. 

“I thought it could’ve been a banana skin, if potentially was the conditions, Vauxhall being a good team, being a little bit light things went really well and that’s a credit to the team. They took everything to plan, tore them apart and made my life easier at half-time.

“Gutted [it was postponed] we were ready to play, we trained instead but I was gutted because I like to keep the momentum up and I’m gutted we never played. Macclesfield did and they went top, the situation hasn’t changed, we just have to keep winning and get back to it Saturday. 

Padiham visit JMO as they look to hand Danny Whittaker’s side an opportunity to bridge the gap at the top of the pile, but McNally isn’t overlooking the visitors: “They’re a tough opponent, they have good players. We played them earlier in the season, very tough place to go, not many teams come away with points there but I’m pleased we could take all three.

“They’ve got experienced players, I think they’re in a false position but results speak for itself, I’m nothing an easy game put it that way.”

[Featured image: Paul Moran]

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