Ollerton Town took a big step towards securing their Division One status after edging out East Yorkshire Carnegie in a five goal thriller at Walesby Lane, and EYC Manager Leon Sewell was not a happy man afterwards, writes Ian Robinson.
“I’m extremely disappointed this evening to be honest. I thought we played well in the first half, we looked well drilled, played some decent football, created some good chances and scored two goals. The second half though, was totally different from the players and ultimately we turned possession over too easily.
“In NCEL football, the team who makes the least amount of mistakes will win the game of football and today we’ve made three defensive mistakes and three attacking mistakes and its cost us another three points.
After just one win in their last ten games, Leon knows that the tide needs to be turned sooner rather than later if EYC are to avoid getting sucked into a relegation battle. “We’ve got to get out of this losing habit and stop accepting defeat quickly. It’s the third league defeat we’ve had in three weeks where we have lost either 3-2 or 2-1, and for me we’ve been the strongest side in all three games.”
On a brighter note, Leon highlighted the performances of two of his additions, saying “We’ve had two players come in today for their first team debuts in Adam Parker and James Whittingham and both did very well.
Credit to Ollerton Town and my mate Dave in the opposite dugout, they’ve ground us down and nicked the winner in the last five minutes.”