Got the points yesterday after a better performance in the second half. Not much to write home about but a win is a win. We made it difficult for ourselves by trying to win the match twice. They had 10 men, we had the ball, but we kept giving it back to them so they could try a punt over the top which was the only way they would have scored.
Football is a simple game made difficult by poor decision making.
Why do we do possession drills in training? 10 passes is a goal etc? Then we play a match and it's out the window as we try to score every time we get the ball.
I realise it's our first season and we are doing well so I'm not on here busting anybody's balls but if things like this aren't highlighted then we wont progress as a team.
I never isolate individual mistakes because everyone makes them, it's the general structure of the team that everyone needs to understand.
Onwards and upwards lads, we play Carnhill FC on Wednesday night in St. Columb's Park and then City Harps FC on Sunday over there aswell.
Chance for us to cement our involvement for the remainder of the season.
From now on please just follow instructions and get on with what the setup is. Stevey is the captain on the pitch so keep your ears open and listen, we need to control games and this requires communication on the field. Not the gung-ho attitude that creeps in.
Also, a word on discipline. We got two yellows yesterday, good job in keeping your mouths shut. We got on with it and formation changed to counteract the dismissal. They got the red for bitching with the ref.
Take your sinbins lads, I'm all for getting carded for tackles that break up play when needed. Not for losing your cool and opening your mouth, so well done on that.
Squad will be listed tomorrow for Wednesday's game.
Any thoughts or comments please post below...