Skem United continue to chase leading pack but Paul McNally still “disappointed”

Skem United wheel away in celebration after equalising

Skem United manager Paul McNally felt mixed emotions after his recent spell of form.

Tuesday saw them miss out on the opportunity to securely move into second in the table as they fought from two goals down to secure a draw with Burscough.

Their weekend win over Ashton Athletic saw them win their fifth game out of their previous eight, with just the one defeat to Irlam falling in between then.

A brilliant solo goal from Abdul Djalo and a late equaliser from Joe Herbert ensured their added a point to the board.

But for the Skem boss despite the form book looking slightly attractive to them, he is disappointed with certain performances across their run of fixtures.

“Without sounding bad, I’m also a little bit disappointed we’ve drew the other night and we’ve lost to Irlam the Tuesday before so I’m disappointed we’ve dropped points there.

“Besides that I am pleased with how we’ve been performing for most of the games even again Irlam we wasn’t at our best and we could’ve got something it’s fine lines between winning, losing and even drawing at the minute.

“The other night [Burscough] I don’t think we were at our best and we could’ve got the three points if it carried on for a bit longer. 

“The Wythenshawe game, we wasn’t at our best then and we could’ve won it. First half we could’ve been three or 4-1 up. Second half they were the better team and I’d of took a draw at that time, we went 2-1 up and ending up drawing so I’d took that one.

“The Irlam one, I just don’t think we were at the races, where they the better team, I don’t know, probably on the night. Burscough the other night, think they just had a lot of fight and credit to them they set up well to stop us from playing and it worked to a point because they played for moments in the game but then they tired.

“I thought we had 90 per cent of the ball and didn’t use it wisely that’s where we need to be a little bit better sometimes.

“Whereas early on in the season we had that, we probably would’ve beat them earlier on in the season. But it’s where we are at this moment and if we’re still in the pack and we win our game in hand we go second still anyway so we’re not a million miles away from it.”

[Featured image: Paul Moran]