‘Cut out the mis­takes’

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PENN & Tylers Green boss Gio­vanni Se­pede claims his team must cut out in­di­vid­ual er­rors if they are to climb the Hel­lenic Di­vi­sion One East ta­ble, writes Jon Batham.

Top four fin­ish­ers in the last two sea­sons, Green con­tin­ued a stut­ter­ing start to this cam­paign when a de­fen­sive er­ror con­demned them to a 1-0 de­feat at Eas­ing­ton on Satur­day.

It was the sec­ond week run­ning Se­pede had watched his team throw points away.

Seven days ear­lier they had been 3-1 up at Fin­champ­stead inside the last 10 min­utes only to end up draw­ing 3-3.

“We are draw­ing games we should win and los­ing games we should draw at the mo­ment and it comes down to poor decision mak­ing by in­di­vid­u­als,” said Se­pede.

In both the last two games we have had lengthy spells of be­ing on top, then we miss a chance and next minute down the other end we try and pass in­stead of clear­ing it and the op­po­si­tion scores.

“We have some young play­ers, but they have ex­celled over the last two years at this level, so are ex­pe­ri­enced enough to know bet­ter.

“How­ever, I’m con­fi­dent we can get a run go­ing and push to be in the top four again.”

Wok­ing­ham & Emm­brook should be the acid test of any im­prove­ment as Se­pede re­gards them as the ti­tle favourites this year.

He added: “They only came down into our league last sea­son be­cause their ground-share with Brack­nell ended and they don’t have suf­fi­cient grad­ing where they are to play at the next level.

“His­tor­i­cally they are a big club and should be favourites to win this league, but if we can win we’ll have reached 10 points and will look a lot health­ier.”

Else­where in Hel­lenic One East, Chal­font Wasps are prop­ping up the rest after a 9-0 drub­bing at home to Burn­ham.

In Spar­tan South Mid­lands League Premier Di­vi­sion ac­tion, Holmer Green were on the wrong end of a 3-0 de­feat at Hilling­don Bor­ough, while Amer­sham Town’s game at Edg­ware in Di­vi­sion One ended goal­less.

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