After netting the only goal of the match and playing a key-role in securing back-to-back victories for the Coasters, midfield enforcer Danny Philliskirk discussed the game and the recent upturn in form of Jim Bentley’s side.
“It was very important,” stated the 28-year-old, after the victory. “We’ve had a very good week and the draw we got last weekend at home to Solihull now looks a good point as well. We went to Dagenham on Tuesday night and got a last minute winner, today was a bit scruffy at times as well, but any one-nil win is a good one and we’ve had a great week overall.”
After Tuesday night’s trip to Dagenham, Philliskirk raced back up north just after full-time as his partner was in hospital, due to give birth to his second child. Everything went to plan and made for a good week both on and off the pitch.
“I’ve got two kids now and after my first was born, I scored the next game as well! I’m going to tell my missus that we’re having no more, but I’ve had two now and scored two goals after, so happy days!”
On netting the winner, Danny was as graceful as always and stated how important the victory was, rather than who scores the goals.
“I’m obviously delighted to score but it was more important to get the three points, and I felt the lads really did dig in. The conditions were a bit tough again and didn’t help at times but both teams were out there battling the same things. It was a professional performance, we worked hard and looked to do the right things so luckily we got the one-nil win.”
There are nine games remaining now for the Coasters to secure their status within the division for next season. Following a seven point haul over the last seven days, Philliskirk and his teammates know they need to continue to work hard in order to continue closing the gap to the teams above.
“First and foremost we need to work hard, whoever is playing. There are good partnerships all over the pitch but you must work together as a team. It’s not an individual game, it’s a team game. Whoever I am playing with or even if I am not playing, we’ll all support each other. We need to keep this up now, we’ve had a good week and hopefully we can catch some more teams up now.
“We keep saying that over the last few months we’ve been quite unlucky. We can only focus on ourselves and this game wasn’t too much different to the other matches we’ve played, but the difference is that we’ve turned it into wins this week which is so important, so as a group we’re delighted with that.”
You can see Danny and his teammates in action on Tuesday evening, as we make the long trip south to face Sutton United.