Nelson claim first home league win of the season after Fagan goal

Nelson are hitting a run of fixtures which will make or break their season.

Friday, 23rd November 2018, 5:00 pm
Nelson celebrate Daniel Fagan's winning goal against Atherton LR Picture: Mark Wilkinson

And they go into the schedule in good form, having won their last two games, without conceding.

On Saturday, Andy Harrison’s Admirals beat Atherton LR 1-0 at Little Wembley, after a sixth-minute Daniel Fagan goal to claim their first home league win of the season.

That came on the back of a 5-0 Macron Cup win at Maine Road the previous week.

Tuesday night’s home game with Avro was postponed after the inclement weather, but Ashton Town are the visitors tomorrow, with a trip to Carlisle City the following Saturday.

A place in the Macron Cup quarter-finals is up for grabs the week after at home to Prestwich Heys, and Harrison said: “The next few weeks can shape our season – a couple of wins in the league could push us right up the table, and a cup quarter-final is at stake as well.

“I’m delighted with how the lads have reacted – I don’t think I’ve ever seen a dressing room as together.

“We got the monkey off our back and that first home league win, after the cup win, so we have a bit of momentum.

“I have big selection problems, everyone is chipping in, the lads that are being selected are keeping their shirts at the moment.

“We battered Atherton on Saturday, I don’t know how it only stayed 1-0.”