Battling Bucks In False Position Says Boss Edwards

Rob Edwards believes his AFC Telford United side are in a false position in the National League North - and now wants his players to prove it.

The Bucks picked up a priceless victory on Saturday, beating bottom club North Ferriby United 3-0 to put an end to their run of four straight defeats.

Edwards’ men were in control from start to finish and showed quality on the ball that belied their lowly standing.

The three points didn’t move Telford up the table - they remain second-bottom - but they are now just a point from safety with several games in hand.

“I thought the lads were very professional in their performance,” Edwards said. “We’ve had a tough run, that’s been well documented, but the togetherness was great.

“We find ourselves in the bottom three but I really don’t believe we’re in a position that’s true to the players we have in the group.

“It’s only one game though, so we won’t be getting carried away. We’ve got another big game on Tuesday against Curzon Ashton.

“The confidence in the group has been high. They give us everything in training and now we’ve got to get some points.”

New signing Amari Morgan-Smith scored from the penalty spot on his debut and led the line superbly. His goals could be crucial for the Bucks.

“The work-rate and competitiveness he showed was the most pleasing thing,” Edwards added. “He got his goal as well and, of course, all strikers want to score.

“His endeavour and closing down were absolutely brilliant. We brought him to the club because he has that energy to carry on putting in performances like that.”

Photo by Tim Roberts

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