Michael Ellison makes turnaround admission as Widnes return to winning ways

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Widnes manager Michael Ellison has highlighted the importance of last weekend’s 3-2 win over Glossop North End.

The triumph saw them move to within three points of safety. They had to come from behind twice during the clash as goals from Jordan Simpson, Sharif Deans and Steven Irwin, late on, completed the comeback.

They ended a run of four straight defeats but still remain at the foot of the Northern Premier League West, although a win this weekend could see them move off the bottom.

Speaking of the importance of the win to Off The Park, Ellison said: “It was important we didn’t get cut adrift, I’ve said before, you get a feeling when you realise how important the game is and it was really important.

“We found a way to win, like we have done before, I thought we were worth the win over the 90 minutes but we had spells where we switched off.

“We had a spell in the first 10 minutes of the first-half and 10 at the start of the second-half but apart from that, I thought we edged the game.

“Disappointed to go a goal down again, we’ve got to stop giving team’s head starts but it was a really important win, it felt like that after the game and with some of the results in and around us, it proved to be the case.

“A win, hopefully something we can build on, it’s always better with three points going into the next game.”

Glossop took an early lead through Joe Rothwell before Luke Nock restored their lead shortly after the restart.

The manner of the comeback was one of the most pleasing things for the Widnes boss, he added: “I think that’s a real key thing, over the last couple of weeks, we’ve gone behind really early and not be able to recover.

“So to go behind twice, you get that feeling when you’re down there when you go a goal down, everyone is a little bit deflated and get the winner late on, it is a big turning point for us, something that we’ve come over.

“The lads know now if we do go a goal down or go behind twice, it isn’t the end of the world and they have got the capabilities to go and win a football match so that is the most pleasing thing. I’d like it to be a little bit more plane sailing but it is was a big three points.”

Widnes were due to play Clitheroe this weekend but the game was postponed.

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