20th Jul, 2019

Heeley: Errors are really costing us

Rob George 7th Oct, 2016 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

WORCESTER CITY boss Carl Heeley has revealed his frustration at the individual errors which are ‘blighting’ the Blue and Whites’ season.

Heeley was once again left to defend his team after Worcester City were dumped out of the FA Cup third qualifying round following a lacklustre 3-0 defeat to Brackley on Saturday.

On-loan keeper Ryan Boot had an afternoon to forget with two dropped catches leading to goals but the City boss said his team were ‘second best all over the park’.

“We’ve tried to be brave and we have had a good run playing 4-4-2, trying to get two strikers on the pitch but we were absolutely murdered in midfield, we couldn’t get close enough,” he said.

“Booty dropped two in but I still don’t think the performance was good enough to get us a result.

“Individual errors have blighted our season and it’s incredibly frustrating but what can you do. It’s not one player, it’s been spread across the whole team.”

The result meant City have won once in eight games since moving to ground-share at Bromsgrove, leading Heeley to claim his side were better away from home but needing a solution for their home heartache.

“If we were performing like we did away at Brackley a few weeks ago we would be top of the league but we haven’t and that is why we are so up and down,” he said.

“Collectively, and individually, we are making errors and not dealing with situations well enough. We are capable of it but doing it consistently is not there clearly.”

Summer recruit Richard Batchelor left the club yesterday (Tuesday) after discussions with Heeley in search of first-team football.

Despite the recent poor performances, Heeley said morale wasn’t the issue in the dressing room.

“When we were bottom of the league, people kept saying morale was low but I don’t see any real differences in this team,” he said. “They aren’t bouncing off the ceilings when they win and they aren’t down in the dumps when they get beat.”

City travel to Linconshire on Saturday to face Boston United in the National League North. Kick-off is at 3pm.

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