LAW RUES DEFENSIVE ERRORS
Monday Mar 3, 2014
Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law was left to rue three defensive errors after his side had their four-game Skrill Premier unbeaten run ended by a 3-0 defeat at champions-elect Luton Town on Saturday.
"Up to the first goal the game plan worked - they haven't caused us a problem. Probably what we did worked against us, because we've nullified them, their shape went to 4-4-2 then it's a poor piece of defending for the first goal and it's going to make it hard for you" he reflected.
"We've gone in at half-time disappointed, we've come out second half and again there's nothing in the game and then young Andrai Jones has tried to usher the ball out, and like l've just said to him in there player's make mistakes, but good players learn from them.
"We're 2-0 down but l still think we can get a goal and get back into it, but the third goal sums it up - any chance we had went out the window with that one. You could train for 14 days and 14 nights and not allow for the goalkeeper whacking the ball straight up somebody's back-side!"
Law took plenty of positives from Alfreton's performance against a side who are almost certainly going to be in League Two next season.
He added: "l think there were a lot of positives from it. l came here on Tuesday and saw five goals go in against Wrexham - l don't think we've struggled with these today - l think we've created our own problems.
"If you make those three mistakes you normally get away with two of them against the average team at this level - l feel they have players above the average of this level - John Still has some great players - but if you take the mistakes out of the game there was not a great deal between them."