Golcar United manager Ash Connor wants to see a reaction from his players when they take on leaders Holker Old Boys at the Skye Direct Stadium on Saturday (3.00). 

Connor was disappointed with his side’s 14-minute collapse against bottom club St Helens Town last weekend as they went from being 2-0 up to losing the game 3-2. United currently sit third in the North West Counties Division One North table on 45 points, that’s one point behind leaders Holker. 

St Helens’ victory was their first of the season – at the 21st attempt – and Connor said: “We were poor on the day but we found ourselves in a good position being 2-0 up with 15 minutes left. We have to be better in positions like that, even when you not playing well but you are 2-0 up you would back yourself to see it through. 

“They have strengthened and are a club with a rich history and are doing all they can to stay in the league. 

“We have spoken about the game and now want to move on and see a reaction from the players.” 

Ash Flynn is on red hot goalscoring form. Pic by: Sean Doyle

On the upcoming game against Holker, Connor is hopeful his side can come out with a crucial three points. 

“Holker are a very tough team to play, they play a good brand of football and are very hard working. We drew 1-1 with them right at the start of the season. 

“We drew that game by coming back from being 1-0 down and we played 70 minutes of the game with 10 men. We are doing everything we can to be fully prepared for the match on Saturday.”

Saturday will also be a big day for the club off the pitch as they look to beat their biggest crowd of 459 which they had against Ilkley Town earlier on this season. The club has provided a free ticket to all Golcar junior club players. 

Connor, joint boss with brother Gav, is hoping for a big crowd and is proud to be involved with a club that offers experiences such as this. 

He said: “We are a community club who have a brilliant junior section. Both me and Gav are proud to manage a club who create these sorts of initiatives. Hopefully we can get the win in front of a huge crowd.”