LAW: WE ARE HAVING TO WORK TOO HARD
Monday Aug 24, 2015
Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law feels his side should be far better off in terms of points after the first five league games of the 2015/16 season.
The Reds drew for the third time in a row and a fourth in five opening league games on Saturday when Curzon Ashton left the Impact Arena with a point from a 2-2 draw after being dominated in both halves.
“We have set off great, we should be three or four nil up in 15 or 20 minutes” said Law.
“But if you don't take your chances then you are always susceptible to the counter.
“We have given some poor goals away, we can’t hide from that. We have said to the players you have got to learn from your mistakes and at the minute they are not learning and it is costing them.
“Everyone could say we could have this or we could have that, well, I am thinking we could quite easily have eleven points if we could put the ball in the net.
“We miss the easy ones and then Joe Leesley goes and gets that one (absolute belter). That is the frustrating thing.
“We have set off and created chance after chance and it doesn’t happen, then all of a sudden we get frustrated and think we have to change things. We don’t.
“No game has been any different (this season), we have created chance after chance after chance. Unless you put teams to the sword, put the ball in the net, you are not going to win games of football.
“We are having to work far too hard for our points at the minute.”
Law was also disappointed at his side not being awarded a penalty when striker Sam Smith appeared to be clearly upended by visiting keeper Hakan Burton deep into stoppage time at the end of the second half.
“Did it surprise me, no. The man who is making the decisions, it summed his performance up. It is not me being a bitter manager" added Law.
“For me today, he has made too many bad decisions. Ultimately, like I have said to the lads, let’s not blame the referee on the big decision because Curzon shouldn’t have been in the game.
“But, at the end of the day, you have got to look at it and it is a big decision because it has cost us a penalty ten seconds from the end of the game.
“Unhappy, but not surprised” ended the Reds boss.