LAW CAN'T FAULT COMMITMENT, WORK RATE OR DESIRE
Sunday Feb 22, 2015
Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law was left to rue more defensive errors as his side went down 3-2 at home to relegation rivals Aldershot Town at the Impact Arena on Saturday.
"It is a difficult one to take. You look at these (Aldershot), they are coming into the game today not scoring a lot of goals but they have come here and scored three" he reflected.
"You can't continually make the wrong decisions and we are still making the same mistakes we were making 34 games ago and while you keep doing that you are not going to win football matches.
"We are scoring enough goals. We have scored twelve goals in six games but let fourteen in.
"People are not scoring great goals against us are they. You look at them today, one is straight down the middle of the pitch, the penalty, and the third one, well, that is another poor decision. Just let the defender deal with it. I have not seen it again, but from my recollection, Jason Mooney has just got to stay at home (in goal). He has made three fantastic saves but unfortunately he is going to be remembered for that mistake
"I cannot fault the players for commitment, for work rate, for their desire, but they are going to need a lot of that if they are going to keep making the mistakes that they make.
"I am going to repeat myself now, but that is all I keep doing, we just don't learn and unfortunately, when you don't do that, you know what the outcome is.
"Whatever job you do, you get told what to do and you go out and try and carry that out. If you are on a building site and you are a joiner and you get told to go and put some roof trusses on and then the site manager comes out and you are painting the fence, and he says 'What are you doing? I have told you what to do. (And your answer is): Yeah, but I just thought I would do that. You are not going to be there the next day! But we are doing that all the time.
"We have said, go out there, the pitch is poor, you are not going to be able to play on one-touch. Just get the ball, stick it in behind them, make them defend. We have not done that. Dan Bradley has got the ball, he has played one go forward, it comes back and he plays it square. We lose the ball and (it ends up) back of our net.
"What have they done second half? Got it, smashed it into the corner, and I have just said to our defenders, 'How was that? Did you enjoy running back to your goal all game? It's not rocket science. Defenders at this level are not that good and you have got to keep asking the questions, keep putting them under pressure, but we failed to do it. We want to play everything to feet. Our defenders are running back the other way but their defenders are coming on to everything because we have failed to carry out instructions.
"There is only so much you can do during the week, before the game, during the game, and even when you are saying the same things during a game, they are still going out second half and not doing it and you get to the point where you go in and you are almost speechless."