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Saturday, October 08, 2016

Ineptitude To Defend Our Own Goal Said Beadle


After this afternoon's game at Salisbury, Hereford manager Peter Beadle was interviewed by Keith Hall.

Hall felt it was a great game for a neutral, very entertaining.

"Not entertaining for me." said Beadle.

"Again we showed an ineptitude to defend our own goal. Eight goals in two games is not good enough.

"They really opened us up at times. I thought they wanted it more than us at times, certainly in the box.

"We've been punished for some real poor defending.

"We had twenty minutes in the first half once we got settled again. Twenty minutes where we did really well after we got ourselves 2-1 up.

"We talked at half-time about making sure we started better and the next goal was important and then five minutes inwe give away another woeful goal, awful defending. From Joel's first free header on the half way line and he heads it inside to the forward and not forward.  After that it's just one error after another for the goal.

"And then we improved a little bit. Even before they scored the goal Jake Sinclair has a  great chance to put us 3-1 up but doesn't quite take it.

"At 2-2 John Mills has a great chance but doesn't take it so on another day it could be completely different but what is concerning is the amount of goals we are giving away at the moment.

"The shape is fine, before this we've conceeded four goals in nine games and we had three or four clean sheets on the bounce so it's not that.

"It's my responsibility to ask questions of the players and at the minute I truely question their desire to defend the goal.

"I think the four goals last week and the four goals today were defendable. They haven't cut us open with great play. The first one is a corner , does the lad show more desire to win the first header then the lad in front of the keeper gets a little flick.

"We just don't defend properly.

"I ask the question are the players who have played the last two games good enough or do we need to go back to the drawing boardand look ayt working even harder.

"We worked extremely hard this week on exactly that after last Saturday and it hasn't gone quite the way we wanted it to today.

"We're not looking at changing too much at the moment because the players that played today were players that played last year and they served us well last year.

"But it can't go on for too much longer whether we change shape or personnel.

"The ideal thing for us is that there is a great chance to bounce back on Tuesday as we've got the League to focus on now.

"We would have liked to have had a run in this competition  but we wish Salisbury all the best in the next round and we've got to lick our wounds and try and put it right on Tuesday."