TOMMY LAWSON has hailed the set-piece prowess of Louis Corrigan after the full-back secured Skelmersdale United’s fifth straight league victory at the weekend.
Corrigan netted a brace of free-kicks to settle a tight match at Bamber Bridge, and ensure Skem have taken maximum points from their first five league matches.
Lawson said: “It’s a real gift, his ability with set-pieces. It is a great weapon for us to have at our disposal, and in games such as Saturday’s, it can required a bit of individual genius to settle it.
“They were two terrific goals, and they are the type of moments that people will remember.”
Lawson added: “It was a close contest at Bamber Bridge. They’re a good side, experienced, and their pitch made it difficult for us to play good football.
“A few of the lads said afterwards that it was an “ugly win” and I would go along with that. We’ve drawn there a few times in the past, so to get three points was really good news for us.”
Skem’s start to the Evo-Stik First Division North campaign has been disrupted somewhat by a series of postponements, with only five league games played so far. They still, however, lie third in the table, and have four games in hand on leaders Mossley.
“It’s amazing to think that we had played 12 league games by this stage last year,” said Lawson. “But that’s how it goes sometimes.”
Skem face a home game with Harrogate Railway Athletic this weekend, where they will be without defender Tony Rendell, who is suspended.
“It should be a tough, physical game,” said Lawson.