LAW HAS MIXED EMOTIONS
Sunday Nov 24, 2013
Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law had mixed emotions after seeing his side come from behind to beat bottom markers Hyde FC 2-1 at Ewen Fields on Saturday.
"l was pleased with the result but not with the performance . We came out, we didn't work them hard enough - we gave the ball away too cheaply" reflected the Reds boss.
"Everybody says Hyde have been in games and you can see why - Tomsett's exceptional in there - a good player - but l don't know if perhaps they haven't got the belief and l told the players at half-time that l thought they hadn't capitalised on that.
"Give them credit - they passed the ball well - we were careless and sloppy with our passing, and like l said to the players in there we weren't great but we found a way."
Asked about the introduction of Paul Clayton and Danny Wishart the manager explained: "We tried it last week with Meadows alongside Akinde, but today he looked like a midfielder playing up front, but we didn't have a lot of choice - Clayton's been out six or seven weeks, Wishart's been out and they haven't got a lot of games in them.
"Hyde were playing a very high line, which they could do because we weren't exploiting them - Akinde's played the last month and he ain't 100 per cent and l just thought maybe with Clayton and Wishart on it may give them a problem and us another threat and l think it worked - then with the introduction of Alastair Taylor we became a lot more mobile, which you need to win games of football and fortunately it worked out for us."