LAW: WE MUST UP OUR GAME
Sunday Mar 30, 2014
Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law was particularly disappointed after seeing his side concede the late equaliser in the 1-1 home draw with Nuneaton Town on Saturday.
"We have come in at half time (having) created enough chances to have been out of sight. We haven't done that, we haven't been ruthless enough in that aspect” said Law.
"We dominated the first half I think, came out the second half, we knew what we had to do. They gambled, they have changed their shape, they are playing 4-1-2-1-2 and have gone narrow in a diamond. Rather than us then being able to get the ball down, get it wide, work it wide, get two v one's on the outside of them, and exploit that, we haven't done it, we just haven't done it.
"And I end up then having to change our shape to accommodate them.
"I have said to the players after that if they have any aspirations of getting into the play-offs they have got to be better than that. "I look at it now.That's Gateshead we have thrown two points away, Lincoln we have thrown two points away, today two points away, plus the three that's been taken off us, we are now looking like they are going to be more involved, more costly than we first thought.
"As long as you don't take your chances, teams live in hope and you are one mistake away of getting one point out of the game instead of three.
"The disappointing thing for me is that you are giving players a job to do, you are simplifying the game for them because we can't control the game when we are the dominant side and they can't do that.
"I am thinking now without naming names of three players today that have been told just to do a specific job and they have not carried it out and one of them has ended up in them scoring.
"At the end of the day the ball has gone out for a throw in, wherever it is and wherever it is coming in, and whose going for the first ball, I know my job and I see that man off and we haven't done it.
"You have got to see the job through even when you are not at your best. If you are going to be successful you have got to see your job through. And you have got to make sure that you do your job, and everybody around you does their job. But unfortunately, recently, we are lacking in that.
"Like I said in my programme notes, against Hyde, Chester and Tamworth I don't think we have been firing on all cylinders but fortunately the opposition haven't been good enough to punish us.
"We have gone to Halifax and lost convincingly. And today again, we know we haven't been good enough and as I say, if we have any aspirations of getting into the play-offs, we have got to up our game."