Leek Town manager Ant Danylyk was pleased his side came away with a victory in difficult conditions on Saturday against Carlton Town.
Darren Chadwick’s secong goal of the season from the penalty spot on 27 minutes secured all three points for Leek Town, who are finely poised in seventh place going into the closing stages of the season.
The Stoke Lane pitch was deemed unplayable for the Millers’ previous two fixtures but the Blues stuck at it on a day when good football was near impossible.
After the game Blues’ boss Danylyk said: “Overall I thought we did well especially on that surface.
“The result was more important than the performance today – it was the result we wanted and we had to scrap for it but we’ll take the three points however they come.
“It wasn’t a pretty game but we got the job done. We knew the surface was going to be poor so we said we needed to play in the final third of the pitch which we did and eventually took the lead from the spot.
“I don’t think people realised how poor the playing surface was although on their own pitch Carlton have been unpredictable whilst causing a few upsets with some good results.”
Chances were few and far between but both keepers were called on to make a good save apiece and both sides saw themselves rattle the woodwork.
Leek Town are away to Romulus this weekend, and Danylyk will be looking for his side to pick up another positive result on their travels.
He added: “We now have a couple of games in hand as we approach the final third of the season where we will be at home for 10 of our remaining 14 games and that is unprecedented as we prepare for the twists and turns of the run-in.”