Frustrated Harris: We must take our chances - The Worcester Observer

Frustrated Harris: We must take our chances

Rob George 3rd Sep, 2022   0

FRUSTRATED City boss Tim Harris has called on his side to start finding the back of the net after the Blue and Whites’ third defeat in four Midland Premier Division games.

Walsall Wood ran out 2-0 winners on Bank Holiday Monday (August 29) to leave Harris’s men bottom of the table with just a solitary point from their four league games. They are yet to score this season.

A deflected Adam McGurk effort and a second goal from Jai Verma handed Wood the spoils to cap a disappointing Bank Holiday weekend for City who were held 0-0 by Atherstone Town on Saturday (August 27).

Speaking after the Walsall Wood game, Harris said: “It’s really frustrating, we’ve had chances. Sean Brain couldn’t have hit his effort any better, Robbo (Aaron Roberts) has a free header at the back stick.

“We’ve got to start scoring goals, that’s stating the obvious but the bottom line is we didn’t play badly, created a few chances but can’t find the back of the net.

“It all rests on my shoulders, I will take full responsibility but we have got to stick together because I don’t believe we have a bad group of lads.

“We’ve got to find a win from somewhere because I never thought in my wildest dreams we’d be sat with one point from four games,” he added.

City travel to second-in-the-table AFC Wulfrunians on Saturday (September 3), kick off at 3pm.

Meanwhile, Malvern Town put the disappointment of two cup eliminations in four days behind them with a 1-1 draw at home to Worcester Raiders in the Hellenic League Premier Division.

The Hillsiders went into the game on the back of last Wednesday’s 4-0 replay defeat to Raiders at Sixways and a 1-0 reverse away to Ashby Ivanhoe on Saturday which brought their exits from the FA Cup and FA Vase respectively.

A late equaliser meant the home side had to settle for a share of the spoils in a 1-1 Bank Holiday Monday draw with the Raiders.

Town took the lead on 12 minutes when Matt Turner showed strength in the build-up to feed Harry Clark who guided his effort beyond the reach of the ‘keeper.

But the Raiders levelled matters with eight minutes to go when Cameron Walker got in behind following a ball from Harrison Yates to turn the ball home.

The Hillsiders welcome Fairford Town to the HDAnywhere Community Stadium on Tuesday (September 6), kick off at 7.45pm.

Raiders are in action on Saturday when they head to Worksop Town in the FA Cup first qualifying round (3pm).

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