Fri, 30. Mar. 2018

We've had the reaction we wanted - Dolby

Sheffield FC interim boss Chris Dolby was full of praise for his players following the 2-1 midweek win against Carlton Town, writes the Star’s Paul Webster.

Club now go into Saturday home clash against play-off chasing Cleethorpes Town with a five-point cushion over bottom of the table Romulus.

“There has been a good response from the first game I came in against Market Drayton when we took a point,” said Dolby “We deserved to win that one, but we have won the last two so seven-points from three games is very pleasing.

The attitude from the lads has been first class. They’ve showed great commitment and hard work. The first few games when you come in you want to get a reaction and we’ve got one. We needed the reaction to get away from where we were.

When you’re having a bad time, you need a little luck to go your way. Against Carlton we should have had three of four goals before half-time. They’ve come into it in the second half and got a goal back and made it a bit jittery for us. But we’ve seen the game out when it could have gone against us.

I’ve been around in the game long enough to know results will go against us and things will go wrong, that’s when the togetherness we have now will count.”

Dolby singled out special praise for recent recruit Waide Fairhurst. “Waide has done well since he has come in,” he said.

“He’s scored three goals now in two games and you can see he has played at a good level. When you’ve got someone who always looks like scoring goals then it gives everyone a lift.”

Sheffield welcome a Cleethorpes side to Dronfield on Saturday who are elven points outside the play-offs with three games in hand, having had a 12-point deduction for fielding an ineligible player. “It will be a very tough game,” said Dolby. “If it wasn’t for the points deduction they would be in the play-offs. It’s not out of reach, they’re still pushing to get into the play-offs and will come here needing to take all-three-points so we’re under but, were having a decent run of form and want to keep that going and make sure we push further up the table. “

Sheffield will be hoping to complete a league double, after one of their stand out performances of the season saw them beat Cleethorpes 4-0 in the reverse fixture in early December.

While the visitors will be looking to bounce back after midweek defeats to Alvechurch and Corby Town. 

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