Aug 29 2009 by Philip Kirkbride, Liverpool Echo
MARINE boss Kevin Lynch is demanding a reaction from his players in the wake of their first defeat of the season.
The Mariners had the chance to top the UniBond Premier Division table but a 3-0 loss at FC United of Manchester on Wednesday keeps them in fourth place.
Lynch believes the scoreline was not a true reflection of the game and says his side had plenty of chances to establish a lead before FC United struck.
But with two league fixtures in the next three days, Lynch is eager to see the character of the players.
“Over the course of a season you are going to have your off days but good teams show how they react from a defeat and that is what we need to be able to do.
“We have got two massively tough games against Kendal today and then at home to Guiseley on Monday and they will be teams who will be there or thereabouts at the end of the season.
“If we can come out of the games with points then we can start to judge how the season may go for us.
“I did not think 3-0 against FC United was a fair reflection of the game. I am not taking anything away from them because they are a good side and will be up there, but if we had taken our chances before they went 1-0 up then the game takes on a different complexion.”