‘Can’t be a one-off’ – Skelmersdale United manager Richard Brodie makes demand after ‘relieving’ Ramsbottom United win

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Skelmersdale United manager Richard Brodie has demanded that they follow up their enthralling 5-3 win over Ramsbottom United.

Elliot Morris scored twice as Sam Turner, Max McCarthy and Emini Adegbenro all got on the scoresheet.

The triumph was their first under Brodie, bringing an end to their winless run following the exit of Paul McNally.

“The biggest relief ever, I said after the game I’d sleep tonight but I actually never, I was that excited over it,” he told Off The Park.

“It’s been a long time coming and the lads have deserved it, that’s for them, not for me or the staff. They really have worked hard, been unlucky in different games and been fine margins but it does show that hardwork pays off, every minute of the hard work we, and mostly, them have put in definitely paid off.”

Ben Halfacre converted a penalty after just three minutes as the Rams went ahead no fewer than three times and still slumped to defeat.

Brodie described: “After three minutes and they got a penalty, I was thinking it was going to be one of those days again. Then we had a penalty turned down 50 seconds later, 1-0, 2-1, 3-2, to keep coming back shows a massive character and I could feel it before the game, I’m massive on the dressing room and the players I sign, it’s not just signing good players but signing good lads as well.

“I believe there’s a real good dressing room and the spirit showed, I had a feeling before the game, thought we were the better side and afterwards, to see them in there smiling, laughing, was such a good feeling. Thoroughly deserved.”

The win moved Skem up to 15th but they face another difficult clash this week as they travel to 19th-placed Colne.

For Skelmersdale United, it’s an opportunity to get more points on the board and go two unbeaten but the former striker has hinted his confidence ahead of the meeting.

He added: “It can’t be a one-off, you’re only as good as your last game but we have to build on it and make sure we go again.

“Colne, a decent side, as every team are in this league and they’re established at this level, we aren’t at this moment in time but any three points is massive for us. They’re below us in the table, we respect them but I fully believe it’s another place we can get three points then all of a sudden you’re not talking about losing six in a row, you’re talking about being two unbeaten and being unbeaten in the last two.

“It’s going to be difficult but it’s something we’re striving for, we’ll give everything we’ve got.

“No place is easy to go to in this league, we’ve just been promoted so we’ve no divine right to go there and win, everything in football you’ve got to earn it and I’m just looking for one win, build upon it. I fully believe we can go win the game, let’s see how confident they are.

“I couldn’t have been prouder of them, it was my first win as Skem manager, it’ll always be special to me, Mouse, Jack Hook, the physio, the board, the fans, everyone was apart of it and I’ve said that from the start.”

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