Saturday, June 16, 2012

Harrison reflects on "game of two halves"

CRAIG Harrison was relieved to clinch three points after a late comeback sealed a 3-2 Welsh Premier League win over Bala Town.

And The New Saints' director of football admitted it was the proverbial game of two halves.
"Definitely, we're not trying to kid anyone, we didn't play particularly well in the first half, it was a bit of a non-starter from ourselves," he said.
"We didn't get on the ball and pass it very well and to be fair to Bala they did OK in the first-half, they probably deserved to be in front if we are honest."
Asked whether his half-time team talk was the inspiration for the transformation, Harrison added: "Not really, but second-half we've come in, got organised, changed a few things and the lads have responded fantastically.
"You just go in, pass the information on that you observe from the side, myself and Carl (Darlington) had a chat and tried to get a few things right that were going wrong in the first-half and it obviously worked.
"Every three points is important, we said before the start of the night that this was a very important game, but then again every game is.
"Between now and the end of the season, if we want to go on and do our best to challenge for the league, we have to do everything we can to try and catch Bangor."
Photo: Greg Draper races away to celebrate his winning goal with Sam Finley.

Match facts

LLANSANTFFRAID FC
Andy Mulliner
John Whelan
Gary Curtis
Mike Brown
Arwel Jones
Chris Whelan
Garry Evans
Neil O'Brien
Ian Evans
Tommy Morgan
Simon Abercrombie
Substitutes
Tim Nunnerley
Mike Watt
Darren Barrett
Goalscorers
Tommy Morgan
Garry Evans
Chris Whelan
Substitutions
Nunnerley -> I Evans
Watt -> O'Brien

BARRY TOWN
Ovendale
Evans
Lloyd
Mayer
Batchelor
Barnett
P Giles
Bird
Hunter
R Jones
O'Gorman
Substitutes
Griffith
Withers
Pike
Goalscorers
Gary Lloyd
Mike Brown (og)
Tony Bird
Substitutions
Pike -> Hunter (57)
Withers -> P Giles (97)
Griffith -> Barnett (105)

ATTENDANCE
2666