Tanhai pleased as Canton show ability to ‘dig in’

Canton Liberal manager Daniel Tanhai has hailed the character of his squad following their 2-1 away win over Trebanog on Saturday.

Tanhai’s men came out on top in a narrow victory, which was just their eighth game of the season and their third win.

Their victory is all the more impressive considering the hosts had won five in 11 heading into the game, and their manager has praised his players.

“This wasn’t a vintage performance from us, but one that shows we possess great character. To go a goal down, and it was only one goal thanks to some fine saves from Aaron, and reply straight away with a goal of our own shows that we have great resilience. Whilst we rode our luck at time in the second half, I feel that luck was over due with the run of fixtures we’ve had so far this season and the results that we’ve got. We created enough chances in the first half our self to do better than the score says but the only thing that matters is that we won, and we showed we have the ability and mentality to dig in and protect a lead,” he said.

But, Tanhai has already identified the areas he wants his players to improve in heading into the next few games, but has singled out his defence for their performance in the game.

However, the manager has insisted that he wants his side to one day kick on and become a member of the Welsh League.

“Moving forward we’d like to be in better control of the ball and tempo the game is played at, create our chances with more control and build up, but we have to adapt each week to the opposition and pitch that we face. The lads will take great confidence from the defensive work and shape we displayed on Saturday and with other results that went our way this weekend we will always keep fighting to finish as high up the table as we possibly can, and build on the changes we’re making on and off the pitch to one day soon become a Welsh League club in the heart of Cardiff.”


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