Widnes’ five-star show against Market Drayton delights Dave Dempsey as they look to give Clitheroe ‘a good go’

Widnes celebrate against Newcastle Town

Widnes manager Dave Dempsey was pleased with performances against Leek Town and Market Drayton Town.

Despite the disappointing result against the play-off chasers, they followed it up with an emphatic win over the rock-bottom Gingerbread Men.

Lloyd Dean fired a brace as Alex McMillan, Jordan Barrow and Sam Adetiloye all found the back of the net in their 5-0 triumph as they bridged the gap to six points from safety.

Widnes welcome Clitheroe next but Dempsey is confident of a result should they play to their capabilities.

He told Off The Park: “It wasn’t so much disappointment against Leek, I thought the boys were excellent, just undone by a couple of errors.

“To bounce back the way we did on Monday. The positivity carried through, the belief in our performance carried through, it was a completely different challenge.

“To turn up to Leek with the fans, the surface, big crowd, nice ground it’s hard not to enjoy your football. Then Market Drayton is just a completely different contrast, pitch was boggy, playing on a slope, Monday evening so not many fans, freezing conditions, the boys were outstanding second half it was a pleasure to watch. 

“We had Market Drayton at arms length and when we scored our second they capitulated. Lloyd’s [Dean] has come off the bench and got two – the second goals a wonderful strike, edge of the box lobbed the keeper not many people would see that opportunity.

“But there was some really well-worked goals as a team, nice passages of play, getting around the box, it was nice to see.

“As soon as we scored our second the floodgates opened, credit to the lads took the chances well. It’s been coming, said it for a long time, we’ve had chances in games to go and score, had hard lines with results but Monday it worked, it clicked.

“We’ve played them before, got beat 2-1, think it’s was my fourth or fifth game, we know what to expect, it’s a game we’re going into looking to get maximum points.

“Clitheroe are a very good side, some very good individual players, but there’s no reason we can’t go an win, we’re in that vein of form at the minute, won five in eight, let’s go to Clitheroe and give it a good go.

“One thing’s for sure we’ll create chances, if we can be better in both boxes we’ve got a good chance of winning the game.”

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