Chester FC joint-manager Anthony Johnson was ‘delighted’ following Chester’s 2-1 victory over Farsley Celtic at the Deva Stadium on Saturday afternoon. George Waring and Brad Jackson’s second-half strikes sealed three very important points after two draws to kick off their 2019/20 campaign.
Despite those two draws, the performance levels from Johnson and Morley’s side were very impressive, and following Gary Roberts’ late equaliser against Altrincham on Wednesday evening, it offered the Blues some momentum heading into Saturday’s fixture.
A ‘delighted’ ‘Jonno spoke to the media following Saturday’s win, and admitted that his side needs to be more ‘resilient in their performances.
“We’ve missed two sitters, and we scored two good goals, said Johnson.
“The first-half was dour, that’s probably the best way to describe it. We defended on set-pieces brilliantly, especially in the first-half. In terms of deserving a win, absolutely 100 percent.
Johnson also spoke about his and Bernard Morley’s ambitions for the season: “I think everybody knows what we’re trying to do in terms of recruitment in areas, and I think that Joel Taylor looks like one of the best full-backs in Non-League Football at the minute.
“Our recruitment was based around being a lot more savvy in terms of out-of-possession stuff, and we’ve conceded two own-goals and a penalty in three games. In terms of what we’ve learned, we have to be resilient. Winning games 5-3 like we did against Bradford here last year, doesn’t win leagues.
“We’ll always set up as we do in terms of wingers, but we’ve learned that we’re going to have to be more resilient off-the-ball, because the lack of respect that we’ve showed in certain matches against the opposition, when I think back, as group was alarming.
“If we’re going to make a ‘serious noise’ at the top-end, then the days of capitulation, going behind and not getting back into games are gone.”
After securing five points from the nine points available, it’s been a steady start from the Blues, who travel to Kettering Town on Tuesday evening.