‘Cut out the mistakes’
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.