Gold reflects on "a bad day at the office"

October 16, 2011
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Spartan South Midlands League Division One
London Lions 0 Kings Langley 4
London Lions' recent run of good form came to an abrupt end against Kings Langley as they were comprehensively beaten 4-0.

It was a performance littered with individual mistakes which ultimately proved costly. The only positive the team could take from the defeat was the fact they only conceded four.

Things may have been different had the Lions converted three very good goal scoring opportunities in the first 45 minutes but Dean Nyman, Matt Stock and Josh Kennet were not as clinical as their counterparts.

“Our last four performances have seen us turn a difficult corner. Today was a bad day at the office,” Lions manager Tony Gold summed up.

“Poor decision making, poor collective team defending and poor finishing culminated in a poor final result today. The goals we are conceding as a team are now becoming boring because they are so predictable but that won’t change until several squad members pull their fingers out and knuckle down to some much needed hard work at training where we can start working on putting these defensive frailties right.

“We had the quality in attacking areas to be a real handful today and at times we were but make the school boy errors at the back like we did then being frank you can’t expect anything more then what we got."

    Last updated: 9:41pm, October 16 2011