Burr Pleased With Performance

By Steve Whitney

Steve Burr, manager of Vanarama National League club Chester FC, was delighted his....

...side could score four goals and win their game on Saturday against Torquay United.

The Blues had three goals by half-time and ended up winning 4-1 in their last game before Christmas.

Burr said: “It was very good. I’m pleased. We worked on things in the week, but it’s more about player performances than formations or anything like that.

“It was a workmanlike performance, we created a lot of chances and scored a lot of goals – and it could have been more.”

Despite bagging four, Chester could easily have improved their goal difference further – as there were opportunities to extend the advantage.

“We missed a penalty, we hit the woodwork on occasions so it could have been more! But it was just nice to get in amongst the goals in a game we’ve been working on all week.

“We did our homework on Torquay and it has come good with the performance.”

Ross Hannah bagged a hat-trick, making it 11 goals in his last nine games.

Burr said: “I said to Ross that we wanted 15 goals from him before Christmas, so straight away he said to me when he came off that he’s reached 15 – so I said I want 20 off him!

“He’s in a rich vein of form and he took all of his goals really well.”

Two wins on the bounce set the Blues up nicely going into a tricky Christmas period, taking on Altrincham home and away and Macclesfield Town in between at the Lookers Vauxhall Stadium.

Burr said: “The games against Altrincham and Macclesfield will be tricky. We let ourselves down against Altrincham in the FA Cup so we need to redeem that and put a performance in.

“But winning games brings confidence so we’re pleased we did that on Saturday and at Telford.”

Burr was also quick to heap praise on the supporters.

“The support has been fantastic. They’ve been brilliant since I’ve been here. But they want to see that type of performance that we showed on Saturday, they want to see that fast flowing football that we can produce and we want to produce.”

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