Wednesday Feb 22, 2017
1-0 defeat to Telford.
A solitary first half strike from Paul McCone was enough to seal all three points for The Bucks last Saturday, and set us home empty handed. With just twelve games remaining in National League North this season, Manager Andy Morrell believes that consistency will be the key if The Lambs are to have any chance of achieving a playoff place.
Speaking to Matt Panter of the Tamworth Herald, Morrell said “We just cannot get that consistency we need to push us to where we want to be. We just seem to take two steps forward, one back, then another forward and two back. We just can't get a run together that will give us an opportunity to get in there (into the play-offs)."
Reflecting on the game with Telford, Morrell felt the Lambs should have ended with a draw. “For me it should just be a 0-0 game and you are out of there with a clean sheet," he said.
“But we didn't start well and it felt like we were waiting for something to happen. When it did, it was a goal against us and we have conceded a soft one which has left us chasing it. Telford is a tough place to come. They have picked up well of late and they have some good players. It's about fine lines. We have spoken about it before. Ultimately, there's a set-piece separating the teams. We did still have a couple of good chances and could maybe have taken something from the game but we have come down on the wrong end of a close game and that's very frustrating for us."