Jack Connor spoke to Dave Challinor after Saturday afternoons 3-0 victory away at Boston United for his thoughts on an impressive away performance from his side.


So Chally, a quiet first half but wow the second half really burst into life didn’t it?

Yeah, obviously the game changed in four minutes if you like. I thought we started the game well, a tough place to come even though they are not having the best of times, I suppose similar to ourselves, big expectations with how well they did last year. It hasn’t quite gone for them, or how they would like to have started.

From our perspective, a good start, opening ten minutes I thought we were good.  Then didn’t do the basics really, let them get a bit of foothold in the game.  They probably without dominating, I thought had the better of the first half.

We spoke at half time about winning second balls and getting pushed further up the pitch.  In essence goals change games we had spoken today about us getting the first goal today could potentially make it difficult for them because an expectant crowd, not had the best of starts could turn on them a little bit.

To score three in four/five minutes, whatever it was, obviously puts the game to bed and we see it out quite comfortably and could have had more, so delighted to win.


It was a game of firsts, a first win at Boston, a debut for Akil Wright and a first goal for Matty Hughes, you must be delighted?

Yeah, we spoke before the game about it, especially travelling last night obviously not ideal circumstances with the referee being stuck in traffic and the kick off being delayed but we spoke about that togetherness and spirit, even in adversity where we are still pulling out results.

We obviously lost Casper through illness which meant we had to make a change and again in terms of a make-shift back four you don’t get much more than that with Richie playing at right back and Brad, there’s only really Tom who is a recognised defender in there.  So to keep a clean sheet is great.

I thought Akil did really, really well. We tried to get him a few weeks ago but it wasn’t to be, so to get him in is fantastic he’ll be a real asset for us and again potentially a really good player for us moving on.

For Hughesy to score, that’s massive. He’d had a couple of half sniffs last week, he’s provided us with something different. We’ve changed our shape a little bit, he’s a quality player.  He will score goals, create goals and he’d be an asset to any team.  We’ve got him back, we’ve got him fit and we’ve got him firing goals now, so it’s all positives for us.


Stockport County in the cup on Saturday, pleased with that draw?

Yeah, I suppose if you ask both sides honestly, the draw could have been more favourable.  There aren’t that many teams you can draw to be fair, you’re always essentially going to be drawn against somebody who is either in your area or in your division or teams you’ve already played against.  So obviously we played against them not too long ago and lost so we have to go into that game and try and right that wrong.

It’s a game we are looking forward to, it’s a home game, it’ll be a good atmosphere with a decent crowd.  They are the games you want to be playing in.  If we progress great, we’ll try as we do every year to get as far as we can.  We will look at how people are this week, and we will have to speak to clubs, certainly Fleetwood and Huddersfield to see about the availability of Akil and Ben.

We will be going into the game feeling positive, having had a good run of results and we will look to continue that Saturday.


With Dom recovering well and Casper only out through illness today, can we expect them to feature next week?

Yeah, I think so.  Again we will have to see.  Casper I’m sure will be fine.  He’s got sickness and diarrhoea which has come over the last 24/48 hours so he didn’t get any sleep last night, we had to make a decision this morning, so he should be fine.

Dom did a bit before the Boston game.  Adam Sumner, he will try this week and then we will make a decision and see how he is.  We’ve got games on Saturday and Tuesday next week, which in fairness has come at a good time.  It gives us the opportunity to get lads minutes in two cup games, where they’ve not been involved in the league over that last couple of weeks.