LAW PLEASED WITH PERFORMANCE LEVEL
Saturday Apr 19, 2014
Alfreton manager Nicky Law was pleased with his side’s display in the 3-3 home draw against play-off chasing Grimsby Town on Good Friday despite seeing a winless run extend to six games.
He reflected: “It was worth waiting for wasn’t it! It was worth watching, I thought both teams went about it in the right manner.
"Again, I am disappointed with the goals we have given away. Teams are not working for them. But again, we scored three goals and got one point and I think that’s been us in the last six to eight games, we are having to score too many goals to win a game or stay in a game and I think that’s what’s really let us down towards the back end of the season."
Until Grimsby scored the first goal, Law felt his side had done really well.
“Up until then, I think we had had the lion’s share of it, I really do.
“We are trying to step up for offside from centre half. And then Hannah tries to lob Jon, Jon tries to read it and jump, he scuffs it, it goes under his legs and into an empty net. A scruffy goal for me.
“We then go and respond which I thought was a really well worked goal (and we are) back in the game. The second one, we are unopposed. We hit the ball straight at their lad. We get a second bite at it when it drops down, we get a bit excited and fly into the tackle and next minute the lad’s round us and at 2-1 we are having to do it again.
"We get back level, look like we are in the ascendancy again and then it’s another poor goal. The centre half is up in the box, we end up the wrong side of him, bringing him down for a penalty.
“The top and bottom of it is that the defending isn’t good enough, hasn’t been good enough of late, but you have got to look at the goals we have conceded. We are still minus three (goal difference) and we have scored a fair amount of goals. That has been our downfall."
Credit to the players, they have gone hard today, and then you can even look at that really and say where was that level of performance for the last six games. All I asked them for before the game was to go and put a show on which I think we owed ourselves after the Halifax game on the TV.
"We came away (thinking) that wasn’t what we were about. I think today we have come here and put that first thing right. We scored some good goals in a six-goal thriller."