Frustration the key word for Hinshelwood as conceding late once again proves costly
Manager Adam Hinshelwood was disappointed not to gain anything from Saturday’s 3-2 defeat at fellow strugglers Harlow Town, whilst conceding his team were not at their best.
A late Alex Read goal saw the Mackerel Men come away with nothing from the game after ‘keeper Lucas Covolan’s clearance fell nice for the front man to clinically finish. It came a week after losing two points in stoppage time when Harrow Borough snatched a 2-2 draw at Woodside Road.
Hinshelwood said “Frustration is definitely the key word at the moment with the timing of the goals we are conceding but it’s down to us as a team and not just individuals. Before Lucas’ mistake, there was a poor header which led towards that back pass and we need to cut out those mistakes sooner rather than later.”
Harlow eventually edged an open and entertaining game that saw both sides have plenty of chances: “Had we taken our chances, the game could easily have finished 6-6 with both sides really going for it although we really needed the three points from this one. With that in mind, especially when Harlow went down to 10 men and switched to three at the back, we played three up top, kept them wide and took the game to them, but we just couldn’t break them down often enough to make it count. Even with Ben’s sending off, we stayed aggressive as a point really wouldn’t have been enough for us.”
The Worthing boss was pleased with aspects of the game, in particular the performance of loan signing Jesse Starkey who is growing into his role in the centre of midfield: “There were plus points, Kieron’s stunning goal and Jesse Starkey showed glimpses of what he’s about, you can see his first touch and passing is there and showing well for us, he normally plays a wide left position, but we’re asking him to go more centrally and he’s coming into that more having completed two lots of 90 minutes and also 60 minutes in a week which is good for both him and us”
Worthing face a host a old faces on Tuesday evening when they travel to Eastbourne Borough in the Sussex Senior Cup and Hinshelwood is hoping a break from the league will kick-start a run of wins: “We need to turn our attention to Tuesday night now and look to start that winning run at Eastbourne Borough in the Senior Cup.”