An important win for East Yorkshire Carnegie yesterday in Toolstation NCEL Division One as they moved up to 17th and above Skegness Town in the table after a 2-1 win over Dronfield Town at Dunswell Park. The result sees Dronfield in eighth as they enter the home stretch of a difficult five game away run but, as Manager Chris Millington pointed out, perhaps the toughest game of all is the one right around the corner, writes Colin Muncie.
Josh Walker handed EYC a deserved two goal cushion at the break with goals in the 26th and 36th minutes, and although the crowd of 53 watched Samuel Bebbington get the visitors back into the contest, they couldn’t find a leveller and the points were Carnegie’s.
As always, Chris didn’t beat around the bush in assessing the afternoon. “Another poor away performance from us today and we didn’t deserve anything from the game,” he admitted. “We seem to have hit a bit of a wall at the moment and the lads look like they are going through the motions at the minute and look tired. We’ve had a chat about how some of the players look after themselves throughout the week and I made it clear that if we want to finish in the top eight of this League, this will need to change. EYC had more fight than us for about an hour and then we finally got going, but it was far too little and far too late.”
It’s a long midweek trip to the League leaders for Chris and his team, but you get the impression they’ll be ready for Adam Barrett’s Wilderness Boys. “We will have to be loads better on Wednesday against Grimsby,” Chris warned, “or it could be a cricket score.”