Kidderminster Harriers loanee Longbottom thriving after joining from Doncaster
(Picture: Doncaster Free Press)
By Matt Bishop
Kidderminster Harriers loanee Will Longbottom says he is determined to carry on playing first-team football after starring in the team’s impressive win at Southport on Saturday.
Kiddy romped to a 3-0 victory and moved to within three points of their seventh placed hosts thanks to a first-half opener from Longbottom, and two second-half strikes from Andre Brown.
It was a perfect away performance from John Eustace’s men, and Longbottom, who was denied a certain second goal by Sandgrounders ‘keeper Mark Halstead, enjoyed every second of his man-of-the-match display.
Talking to The NLP, the Doncaster youngster said: “We’re a young team and for me, it’s a really good experience playing in a league like this.
“It’s a lot different to what I’ve been used to in the past. The pace is different and it’s a lot more physical, which makes it tougher, but I’m enjoying it.”
Following a run of three games without victory, with a Bank Holiday defeat at promotion-chasing Brackley Town being followed by successive draws against Boston and Curzon Ashton, Saturday’s win has reignited Kiddy’s promotion dreams.
“It was a massive three points for us.” said 18-year-old Longbottom. “We’ve been a bit sloppy in the second half in the last two games and that has cost us.
“But we came back out [at Southport] after a good team-talk at half-time and we did well to build on what we did in the first half.”
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