Following Friday night’s 2-1 win over Pontypridd Town, Aberystwyth Town Manager Anthony Williams shared his thoughts with Matthew Wallace from the Black and Greens’ Media Team:
“First half we probably should have been ahead by more, it was different in the second half but we have that determination and structure, that understanding as a group which carries us through games.
Jonathan Evans has the desire and determination and will play anywhere, that typifies us and as a squad there’s no individuals amongst us. Leigh’s come in goal and done outstanding for us, but as an overall group, it starts from the front, with a structure where we position ourselves to win the ball back in midfield, which we did really well and Harry Arnison has taken a few whacks”.
The team has now won home league five games in a row, their best run in eight years, which has opened up the possibility of a late run for the top six.
“Top Six has always been the ambition from the start. I know it’s a tough ask, the minnows will be fighting against the giants, but if the results go our way, we start the break in sixth position. We’re not daft, we know who the next three fixtures are against, but you know what, that’s where we could end up.”
Aber’s two goal hero Jonathan Evans shared his thoughts with Sgorio after the game:
“Our home form is great at the moment, we are winning ugly, teams are coming here, throwing everything at us and were doing enough to win the games, so if we keep doing that all season we’ll be a tough team to beat. We’ll keep taking it into Christmas and see where we are in the New Year. I’ll keep up the scoring and hopefully I won’t have to play many more games at left back or right back!
It’s very nice to show that we can fight with the better teams in the league, and our position in the league is showing that at the moment. We’re looking now to push on and get top six.
Meanwhile Anthony Williams had this to say on his Sgorio interview:
They had been in our half probably once before (their goal), we were dominant in the first half, and it was disappointing to be only one up. We got the second goal straight away which deflated them. Two one at half time probably wasn’t a just result, but second half we had to battle, they had some chances, but they are always going to be like that.
Our ambition is Top Six, it has to be. We know we’ve got some big games coming up against some tough teams, but we’re going to strive to get top six, and if we do, it’ll be absolutely outstanding. The team are doing well and if we keep playing like that in games we’re going to win more than we lose.”
Watch Anthony Williams’ interview on Aber Town’s Youtube channel here while the Sgorio interviews are here.
Photos courtesy of Rhys Barron