Sun, 09. Apr. 2017

Northwich Victoria reaction

Yesterday saw #theworldsfirst lose 2-1 to Northwich Victoria. We caught up with manager James Colliver for his reaction.


Why do you think the team lost today?’

‘Northwich have come here and done a good job on us today. They’re down there in the table, they’ve had 10 points deducted and they’ve had a lot of crisis. They came here with a plan and stuck to it.’

‘We found it difficult to get any sort of rhythm.’

‘It was a hard, un-even pitch and hot day, which made it difficult for us to get the ball down and pass it as much as we would have liked.’

‘They defended really well and didn’t allow any space in-behind. Any time we did manage to get in-behind we were caught offside.’

‘I tried making 2 substitutions at half-time to look for a reaction. We’ve had enough chances. The keeper has made a couple of good saves, however the main chance we missed from a yard out typifies our afternoon.’

‘How do you keep the players motivated at this stage in the season when safety is guaranteed?’

‘We’re certainly down in the dumps. I believe they’re a good set of players. I’ve told them that I’m disappointed with today’s result and performance.’

‘Sometimes you can accept the result if you perform well and don’t get the rub of the green like on Tuesday night.’

‘But I felt that today we were very disappointing. Not just losing the game but the manner in which we lost was extremely disappointing.’

‘We’ve said a few words. There’s 3 more games to come; 3 really tough games. We’re at the plastic pitch away on Friday night at Romulus, then we have Belper Town at home, finishing against Witton who are looking for promotion and have won tonight.’

‘It’s game on and a huge couple of weeks.’

‘At the moment we’re all deflated. I’m not impressed with how the season has gone and we’ll be looking to build on it.’

‘But when you think you’ve got an honest set of lads and the backing of them, it’s not acceptable to put in a performance like that today.’

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