LAW PLEASED WITH WIN BUT NOT PERFORMANCE
Sunday Oct 11, 2015
Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law was pleased to see his side progress in the Emirates FA Cup but felt the performance in the 4-2 win at Hednesford left a lot to be desired.
"I thought 4-2 was pretty convincing, but l don't think the performance was" reflected the Reds boss.
"First ten minutes they put us under a lot of pressure, but they couldn't capitalise on it and then l thought we took control of the game. We knew where they were vulnerable and l think we made that pay.
"l think the decision we made to play (Dan) Bradley where we did highlighted that and l think we had the game won by half-time. But we came out second half - (after) we told them to keep the tempo up, make the right decisions, don't get sloppy - and we went out there and it was a really, really disappointing performance second half.
"We made too many wrong decisions, gave the ball away too easily, we were sloppy, we let them dictate to us with ten men, but give them credit, they're 4-1 down so they're just going for it, they're gambling on everything - it's difficult to play against sometimes.
"We just couldn't quite get that fifth one and while that's the case, if they get to 4-3 then it's a bit of a nervy time, but we've come away from home and scored four goals - that's eight goals we've knocked past them in two games, so we can only be pleased with that.
"Jordan Robertson's got his hat-trick - he's just a natural goalscorer - you can see that - his finish for his third goal was just a quality finish - his first one he's in the right place at the right time and his second was the penalty.
"l'm sure Bernard [Hednesford manager Bernard McNally] will be disappointed. It was under ten defending - then for the second half we've defended like under 10s - naive .
"One of the goals we got done on was a 70 yard diagonal . How you can get beat on a 70 yard diagonal as a defender is beyond me.
"Then you've got players that are wanting to back-head it to the keeper - mess up once, and if that's not enough they're going to have another go at it, and if they mess that one up they'll have another go at it.
"Is suicidal defending, and against better opposition, better players, you're gonna pay the price for it."