LAW: IT'S EMBARRASSING
Sunday Dec 21, 2014
Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law spoke of his sheer disappointment after seeing his side crash to a 5-1 home defeat against Macclesfield Town on Saturday.
"It is disappointing. We spoke before the game about making sure we did the same things that had got us the three victories before and to be fair we have come out and started off well.
“We have got ourselves in front and then we have not managed the game.
“To be fair to them, every mistake we have made, and there were plenty today, they punished us for.
“That was us back to our very, very worst, giving poor goals away. To take nothing away from Macclesfield, they haven’t had to earn those goals, they will never get five goals given to them (again).
“The young ‘un (George Willis) has done well on the penalty save, and it could have been a little bit more if I am honest.
“At the end of the day it’s embarrassing to get beaten by the scoreline that we did and the nature that we did.
“Whether you get beat 1-0, 10-0, 5-1, 6-1, 7-1 they are still three points and it’s about what we do.
“You know what you are playing against and you are aware of what you have got to do. Once you put players on the pitch it is over to them.
“You have just got to look at the goals, they are really, really poor goals (to give away), every one of them.
“Whitaker’s you could say that’s a good strike but how he even gets the ball in that position from our throw-in eighteen yards from goal. The ball goes up, comes back, comes in, we are not strong enough on the ball. We have got our central midfielder doing a defender’s job, Whitaker comes inside and you have got three defenders backing off and the lad has a shot.
“To be fair, keeper gets two hands to it but for me should have done better with it, but that was just one of the five goals, you could pick holes in all goals.
“Today that was really some poor defending. It didn’t take a lot of movement to unearth us today and they did that.
If the first four goals weren’t bad enough, the fifth one just summed our day up. (Lathaniel) Rowe-Turner has got the ball unopposed at left back, he mis-controls it and tries to get the ball back, their lad just muscles him out of it, turns, plays Whittaker in. Whitaker runs at Dan Bradley, throws him a dummy, Dan buys the dummy, next minute there are three of them waiting to put it in.
“They were awful goals. It was one of those days where everything that could have gone wrong has done.
“I have said to the players, you have taken the plaudits for the last three (wins), and today we have let ourselves down again.
“We go again on Boxing Day, we have got to pick ourselves up and move on. We can’t dwell on this game.”