JOINT manager Carl Heeley has heaped praise on the ‘unplayable’ Daniel Nti after the striker helped Worcester City on their way to their first National North victory of the season on Saturday.
The Blue and Whites fell behind to Lowestoft Town as Chris Henderson struck but a goal from Nti before the break and a Sean Geddes penalty – won by the ever-dangerous forward – secured Heeley his side’s first three points of the season in a 2-1 home success.
Heeley praised his forward for his efforts, especially in the second half when he ran rings around the visitors’ left back Adam Smith.
Heeley said: “I thought Daniel Nti was unplayable in the second half and gave their left back a torrid time, he terrorised them.
“We have seen Daniel do that but it is about consistency with him.
“He is young and hopefully as he gets more mature that consistency will come, but when he plays like that he is as good as there is in this league and we are delighted he is one of our players.”
However, Worcester’s man of the match did not want to take all the credit himself and paid tribute to his side for ‘helping him out’.
“I think the first half everyone was a bit apprehensive and we were playing a bit slow,” Nti said.
“But once Ash (Vincent) got sent off the team came together and had a good ethos, worked hard for each other, scored another goal and won the game.
“The way the team was playing, it helped me out personally.
“Everyone was growing in confidence in keeping the ball and I just portray that on the pitch. I was confident in what I did and I just thank the team for giving me the ball,” he added.
City travelled to high-flying Solihull last night (Tuesday).
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