2nd Jun, 2020

Our fans deserve better - Gardiner

Worcester Editorial 2nd Sep, 2015 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

JOINT manager Matt Gardiner has admitted the Worcester City supporters ‘did not deserve’ the performance which came with their 4-1 home defeat to Hednesford Town.

The Blue and Whites suffered their fourth loss on the spin when managerless Town turned up at Aggborough on bank holiday Monday (August 31), with ex-City captain Tom Thorley, Ahmed Obeng, Sean Williams and Ben Bailey on target.

Three of the visitors’ four goals, however, could have been avoided and Gardiner said the mistakes need to be cut out.

“It is the first game where it was just not a good enough performance as a team,” he said.

“In other games there were bits to pick out (as positives) but against Hednesford the two opening goals and even the fourth one are just not good enough.

“No one goes out to make a mistake, no one wants that, but when it is happening in the run we are in at the minute it impacts on the rest of the team.

“To have it at home is not good enough and we will get it right and make it better.

“I feel sorry for the supporters as home games are a bit of a fortress for us and we were confident coming into the game but you could see the first and second goal took away that confidence.”

A difficult start to the campaign leaves Worcester with just four points from seven games, their only victory coming over Lowestoft Town, and a point and a place off the bottom of the National North table. However, Gardiner is confident his side can turn around their poor form, starting with Saturday’s trip to Stockport.

“It is not a great start, let’s not make any bones about it,” he added. “Four points from seven games is not good enough.

“However, we are only seven games in. It is early enough that we can catch it. We know what needs to happen.”


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