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Boss wants players to go on a run after welcome win

Manager Billy Paynter reflected on a confidence-boosting victory over Vauxhall Motors, which has given his Runcorn Linnets side something to build on.

Goals by Olly Molloy and Adam Moseley, both from corners, saw Linnets defeat the Ellesmere Port visitors 2-0 and rise from 14th to seventh in a tight and competitive Pitching In NPL West Division.

"Very pleased to get the three points and a clean sheet today," said Billy after the game at APEC Taxis Stadium.

"Hopefully now we can start to put a run together."

In front of a crowd just short of 600 - the second highest of the day in tbe division -  Molloy needed just four minutes to open his account for Linnets on his home debut.

Fellow front runner Moseley then grabbed his first senior goal on home soil.

The manager sees plenty of promise in both.

Billy added: "When a new player comes in to a club you want them to hit the ground running quickly and it was great to see Olly get of the mark with his first goal with a towering header from a corner.

"Fans have taken to Olly quickly but I know there’s more to come as we continue to work with him.

"Another player we continue to work with -and we're pleased with how he’s developing - is Adam Moseley, who came off the bench and made an impact straight away with a goal."

But the boss was equally keen to highlight a consistent player, whose efforts at the other end of the field were instrumental in a rare defensive shutout by Linnets.

"When attackers score or they are exciting, they get the plaudits but Peter Wylie has been fantastic for the team not just today but in past games also," added the manager.

"He was my man of the match, important blocks and some quality defending 1v1 when Vauxhall were on the counter."

Next up for Linnets is a visit to Bootle on Friday night - the match having been brought forward from Saturday, when Berry Street Garage Stadium tenants City of Liverpool are in home Isuzu FA Trophy action.

"We’ll assess injuries and niggles as we prepare for a tough game," said Billy.


Olly Molloy (left) is congratulated on his home debut goal. (Photo by Neil Thornton).

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