“The substitutions changed the game” beamed a relieved boss Tommy Wright after the drama of the closing minutes against Needham Market. “Before that it wasn’t really clicking for us and we were lacking a bit of physicality up front with Liam Hughes ruled out with tonsillitis.
But as soon as we changed we got the ball down and we played our best football in the last 20 minutes. when two moments of brilliance won us the match.
Regarding the penalty everyone around me thought it was outside the box, but I thought it was in. When you go in and make a wild tackle like that you’re asking for trouble and it was an easy decision for the ref.
The lads in the dressing room have voted Ivor Lawton as Man of the Match and I thought he was outstanding today. He covered every blade of grass and it was a real captain’s performance.
We played a lop-sided 3-5-2 today as they lined up with one centre forward so we didn’t need three centre halves but our formation will change to suit the opposition.
We got through today without any injuries which is nice. I don’t think Liam will be recovered in time for Stourbridge on Monday but hopefully he will be OK for next weekend.”