Skelmersdale United have ‘the bit between their teeth’ after Squires Gate win with Charnock Richard clash next

Skelmersdale United Mikey Howard celebrates after scoring for Skem

Skelmersdale United manager Paul McNally was left delighted by his sides five-star showing against Squires Gate.

After a difficult month, they refound their goalscoring form, boasting five different goalscorers as Elliot Morris, Mikey Howard, Danny Mitchley, Joe Herbert and Emini Adegbenro.

Charnock Richard, who visit JMO Sports Park next, suffered a 3-0 defeat at home to Vauxhall Motors before returning to winning ways against Avro.

With three games in hand over Saturday’s opponents, Charnock will be hoping to dent Skem‘s promotion hopes and cut the nine-point gap to six.

But McNally emphasised the magnitude of the clash.

He told Off The Park: “It was a comprehensive win. I think five was a bit of a flattering scoreline for them, second-half we had so many opportunities. To go there, Luke [Evans] has done a great job there, they had 14 clean sheets until they played us, to do that tells you how good we played.

“I was just happy to get three the win to be honest but happy to see a bit of swagger back in the lads. 

“We approach every game the same, it seemed to be that click again you could see it. They were right at it from the off, soon as the first goal went in, we conceded but went and scored straight away.

“It was like the start-middle of the season you could see that swagger, we wasn’t getting beat that day. If we played anyone that day we would’ve got beat we were decent. 

“The headline last week was we threw it away, I truly believe we have because on our day, we’re as good as anyone in the league and most teams will vouch for that.

“We haven’t found a way to win in the last month or two when the going hasn’t been going our way and we haven’t been hitting the heights that we should do but that’s football over the season.

“The lads have got the bit between their teeth and I hope we don’t give this up. We’ve got three games, we’ve got to see where we finish then see it from there. 

“It’s probably as big a game as we had early on in the season when we were top. We’ll approach it how we normally approach it, we know Charnock are a good side they wouldn’t be where they are if they wasn’t. We’re anticipating a strong, tough game. We’ll be up for it, I’m sure both sides will be.”

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