Harmison pleased while players are disappointed

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Ashington FC manager Steve Harmison said his players were disappointed after the 4-1 win over Crook Town on Saturday.

The victory was the Colliers’ sixth in a row.

“A win is a win and we have got another three points,” said Harmison.

“The positive thing is that despite winning 4-1, the players are disappointed. But I congratulated them at the end because it has been a tough week for them both individually and collectively. We try to train and play at a tempo and with a purpose.

“I didn’t think we started as well as we would have liked in the first ten minutes, then we had a 20 minutes spell where we basically killed the game with three goals.

“We have given some of the squad a rest, Kyle Downey and Kyle Oliver didn’t even get changed today, whilst we have given others an opportunity.

“Dylan Williamson has a bit of a foot problem and we took Tony Stephenson off.

“The idea was to name five outfield substitutes with the view that we had Lance McGlen up our sleeve to get him some football after returning from injury.

“He had to play 15 minutes longer than he ideally needed, but he came through it so that is a positive.

“In the 12 games we have been in charge this was our ninth win and sixth in a row.

“All in all it was a good 90 minutes for Ashington FC. It’s a results business and we have kept the run going.”