Saturday, April 01, 2017

Consistancy Is The Key Said Symons

Striker Mike Symons spoke to BBC Hereford and Worcester after this afternoon 3-2 win over Wantage. He admitted the game had been 'hard work' and their performance wasn't like at Salisbury last Saturday.

"First fourty five minutes I don't think we got to the standards we have got all year," said Symons.

"Went in at the halftime break disappointed at 1-0 down, conceeding a sloppy goal.

"Then as soon as they scored they sat ten players behind the ball.

"It was very difficult for us to get space in behind to run in to and I reckon we had 95% possession of the first half but we found it difficult to get shots off because they had ten players behind the ball.

"Went in at half-time, regrouped after playing nowhere near the level we should be playing at all. So we needed a reaction second half and obviously the boys dug in and we managed to get the 3-2 result in the end.

"We've players with the ability to make the ball, move it quickly, good quality on the ball but it's making sure you can do it consistantly over 90 minutes.

"Last week at Salisbury 90 minutes we were superb, today's game we were nowhere near the levels we produced last week. Consistancy is key.

"It's another win and keeps us at one loss for the season in the league. We are going to have to go next Saturday and put it right. There's no way we can start like we did today. We'll have to dig in next week and get back to levels of previous weeks"

Wantage had a game plan and stuck to it.

"It was one of those days where we had so much possession, lots of shots on goal.

"Every time they got possession around the box all they did was to kick it out into corners and so it came straight back to us.

"It was difficult to break them down but you have to give credit they were strong, they intercepted the ball well. They were up for the big occassion and they needed points to stay up. You have to give them a bit of credit for that."

Two seasons, two titles.

"As a footballer you play it for many reasons. The competitive nature is fantastic but you can go through ten, twelve years not winning anything.

"To win it back to back, we're buzzing. Two on the bounce and still in two cup finals. So hopefully six trophies in two seasons

"To play in an environment like today, the noise today. 3500 again today, last week we took 560 fans to Salisbury for an away game.

"It's a fantastic club to play for and I've enjoyed every single minute over the past two years and to get back to backs is even better.

"Beadle has said he doesn't want us to drop off, today we did so we're disappointed but we got to make sure the last six games we play to the best of out capabilities, keep the high tempo game we know we can do and hopefully get six wins which would put us in good stead for pre-season next year."