“The team I put out today I expected to win” – Tommy Wright


“The team I put out today I expected to win a game of football and they haven’t” was the typically honest reaction from a dejected Tommy Wright after seeing Hitchin secure their first League win of the season.

“Other than the penalty I felt that we dominated the first half but heir keeper pulled off two quality saves from Kaire Edwards-John and Chris Wreh.  We bossed the possession and instead of going direct we played a more passing game than in recent weeks.

I can’t really comment on the penalty decision as I didn’t see what happened. but there’s pushing at corners in every game and often nothing is given.  Today it was and you have to accept it.

But the second half wasn’t like the first.  We seemed to lose a bit of belief and to have  Ross  Oulton limp off was a big blow.  To lose your captain and leader in the middle of the park is hard to deal with and we badly missed his influence and encouragement in the last half hour of the game.

We obviously missed Nabil Sharifff today as we’ve been relying on him for the goals and without him we didn’t have a cutting edge.

At 1-0 it only needs a moment of magic to get you back into the game but once the second goal went in it was all over.

On the plus side I was pleased with the performances of James Hancocks and Dylan Parker after their brief spells at Rugby and Kaire Edwards-John also impressed me

I’ve had to let some lads go as I can’t carry a massive squad.  If players aren’t playing they leave.   That’s the reality of the situation and that’s what happens at any football club.

We’ve got a game against bottom club Leiston next week and we now need to focus on that and make sure we get back to winning ways.”


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