INTERVIEW | On The Up
Sep 5, 2019 67 Views

INTERVIEW | On The Up

Kieran Glynn says he felt ‘euphoria’ when he scored his goal against Altrincham in the 2-1 win at the Pure Stadium on Tuesday night.

The midfielder hit a stunning volley just before the break, which would prove to be the winner.

The 21-year was pleased to score, especially after ignoring calls from team mates around him to pass the ball.

“It was pure shin pad,” joked Glynn. “It was one of them where you catch it sweet and you think it’s got a chance, but when it dropped onto the bar it was euphoria.

“I could hear Morgs (David Morgan) shouting set, but I thought it was perfect to hit first time and that would’ve been everyone’s first thought; if it had gone miles over he would’ve screamed at me.”

After a strong first half performance, Glynn says the squad had their game plan ‘spot on.’

“We talked about pressing from the front because Altrincham are a team who take chances at the back. We were spot on tactically, and even towards the end of the game I think we managed things well and put in a great team performance.”

The second half was tough for the Port as the Robins fought back and grabbed themselves a goal.

“I think it’s called squeaky bum time,” laughs the 21-year-old. “I feel at 2-0 up we should’ve pushed on and put them to the sword. But when they pulled one back I think we controlled things well and everyone defended perfectly.”

“Defending is something that I need to improve on personally and I felt every substitution was spot on. It was an all-round perfect night from the management and the players.”

The victory on Tuesday ended Southport’s winless run, with the midfielder hoping that they can start to build on that result.

“August is a very busy month, so it’s good to have the Saturday and Tuesday games in a week out of the way. The win is a great start to September and hopefully we can kick on.”

Glynn was also pleased that the team were able to grab two goals, with scoring being a problem for Liam Watson’s side in recent weeks

“There was a bit of luck with the first one, with ball coming off Raul’s (Correia) face, but that’s what we needed. We will hopefully push on now and start to dominate teams. The performances recently haven’t been up to scratch and we all know that.”

After a month at the club, the 21-year-old feels that he has settled in well, and praises captain David Morgan in particular for their relationship with on and off the pitch.

“The squad is really tight and I have fitted in. Morgs helps me out and picks me up from the train station because I can’t drive; whilst on the field he’s one of those players who provides an out ball if you’re in danger.

“He’s class and I’m shocked he’s never played in the Football League because he’s got everything a midfielder needs. It is the same with Russ (Benjamin), he sat a bit deeper and did his job perfectly well by breaking up play.”

Heading into Saturday’s against York, Glynn thinks the team will head to Bootham Crescent with confidence.

“They’ve started really well but we can travel there with our heads held up high after Tuesday’s performance. We’ll pick out the positives and put right the negatives. We will do our business and on our day we can give anyone a game.”

Written Amos Wynn

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