Let’s cure our back prob­lems

Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News - - Sport - BY SAM CAR­ROLL sam.car­roll@reach­plc.com @SamCar­roll0

MAN­AGER Chris Her­bert wants to see de­fen­sive im­prove­ments at Run­corn Town as his side got back to win­ning ways against Vaux­hall Mo­tors last Fri­day evening.

A Si­mon Thel­well dou­ble and one from Harry Brazel gave Town a 3-1 vic­tory in the FA Vase sec­ond round en­counter but the boss re­mains con­cerned about de­fen­sive so­lid­ity.

Town have con­ceded 14 goals in their last six games and Her­bert has urged his play­ers to “get it right”.

He said: “For some rea­son we’re not de­fend­ing to­gether.

“We’re not even at­tack­ing to­gether. I know what the prob­lem is. I’ve told the lads in the chang­ing rooms and we’ve gone through it.

“We’ve just got to keep work­ing. We get frus­trated and once one per­son gets frus­trated the next per­son gets frus­trated with him and it all just spi­rals. We’ve got to get it right. At the end of the day, they’re good play­ers.

“We know we’ll be fine but we can’t keep mak­ing these mis­takes and drop­ping points be­cause your top sides like Con­gle­ton and City of Liver­pool aren’t drop­ping many points and aren’t con­ced­ing many goals.”

Town re­turn to ac­tion at North­wich Vic­to­ria in The Macron Cup on Sun­day af­ter­noon be­fore trav­el­ling to the same op­po­si­tion a week later as Hall­mark Se­cu­rity League Premier Di­vi­sion foot­ball re­sumes a week on Satur­day.

With the win­ter pe­riod fast ap­proach­ing and Run­corn trail­ing pace­set­ters City of Liver­pool by eight points, Her­bert as­serts the time is nigh for his team to be­gin pick­ing up points and claw­ing back the dif­fer­ence on ● De­light for Run­corn Town play­ers fol­low­ing one of their three goals against Vaux­hall Mo­tors in their FA Vase sec­ond round en­counter last Fri­day night. the Pur­ples.

“City of Liver­pool will have games off and we’ll have games off but it’s who can pick up points when you’re play­ing one week­end and off the next,” the man­ager added.

“You’ve got to be able to pick up points when the go­ing gets tough through the win­ter and that’s where we’ve strug­gled through the last few sea­sons.

“I think we are bet­ter pre­pared this sea­son.

“I feel we are but we just need to get the lads right.

“They’re lack­ing a bit in con­fi­dence but we just need it to hap­pen now.”

Sun­day’s match at North­wich Vic­to­ria’s Win­cham Park ground kicks-off at the ear­lier time of 1pm. Town do not have a mid­week game next week.

Paul Wat­son/FJA Pho­tog­ra­phy

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