Jimmy Ginnelly believes Barwell can learn a lot from Matlock Town after defeat on Tuesday night.

The Gladiators sit seventh in the Northern Premier League and have been a force to be reckoned with during the last two months, picking up seven league wins from nine matches.




After being on the receiving end of one of those victories, Ginnelly is confident his side can replicate something similar to the form they showed in early 2016, where ten consecutive wins saw to side climb the table rapidly.

The Barwell boss said: “You can see from their previous results just what a good couple of months can do for a club.”

“Their dominance in the first half hour showed just how good they have been recently. It forced us to make changes so you’ve got to give them credit for that.

“We had a similar sort of run last season and there’s no reason why that can’t happen again in the next few weeks.

“It’s something we can take confidence from because every club at this level is good enough to go on that sort of run.”

A late Montel Gibson strike was not enough as the Canaries fell to a 2-1 defeat in Derbyshire against the league’s in-form side.

Despite a difficult first-half, the visitors grew into the match after the restart and Ginnelly feels a point would have been justified for their second-half showing.

“We improved after half-time and we became the better side out of the two. I think we deserved a draw in the end.

“I wouldn’t say either side created a lot of chances throughout the match.

“With the form Matlock are in, if you come here and pick up a result you’ve done very well.

“I can’t fault the lads for the effort they put in, particularly in the second-half.

“It’s disappointing that we seem to take one step forward, winning two cup matches in the last week, and then two steps back.

Source: Barwell FC


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