City boss rues sloppy errors - The Worcester Observer

City boss rues sloppy errors

Worcester Editorial 20th Sep, 2013 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016   0

MANAGER Carl Heeley has urged his players to cut out the individual errors which he believes cost Worcester City all three points in their Skrill North encounter against Gainsborough Trinity.

Heeley bemoaned his side’s defensive display after watching his team fight back twice to claim a 2-2 draw at Aggborough on Tuesday, in which Ethan Moore scored a 93rd minute penalty to level things.

“We are going to find it difficult to win games when you’re conceding goals like we are, or like we did on this occasion,” he said.

“You can’t legislate for individual errors and I thought defensively it was littered with errors.”




Heeley was particularly unhappy with the way Gainsborough were allowed to open the scoring.

“The golden rule is that you don’t let the ball bounce as a defender, and it bounced too often,” he added.


“We should have dealt with it and it was a bit of a comical goal to be honest.

“It was very frustrating because I thought prior to that we had played some great football. We have gone to Colwyn Bay Saturday and defended superbly as a team.

“Then this time around it’s the flip side of the coin and, as I say, it’s a poor defensive display.”

Substitute Moore earned City a point with his last minute penalty, with some feeling the hosts should have been awarded another spot kick moments later, something Heeley agreed with.

“You get some decisions and their gaffer is annoyed with the first penalty,” he said.

“All I know is Ethan Moore is a goalscorer and if he could have stayed on his feet he would have.

“I think the second one, that we didn’t get, is more of a penalty than the first one. But some go for you and some go against you.

“It would have been harsh on Gainsborough if we had got both penalties and won the game in injury time, but that’s probably what we need to kickstart the season.”

City are back in Conference North action at Aggborough tomorrow (Saturday, 3pm) as they take on Workington.

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