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Hinshelwood: We must make our chances count

Hinshelwood: We must make our chances count

Worthing manager Adam Hinshelwood conceded that his side had the chances to get something from Tuesday night’s Bostik League Premier Division defeat at title chasing Billericay Town.

Two goals each from Sam Deering and Adam Cunnington in the second half gave ‘Ricay a 4-0 win, a lop-sided score-line not quite telling the full story. The Mackerel Men went in 0-0 at half time and Hinshelwood stressed the first goal was the pivotal moment of the game.

‘We said to the lads at half time the first goal is going to massive and it was. Very disappointing to concede how we did given the way we had set up and not limited them to much, but we gave away a soft free kick and then a free header for the goal and that set them off, we had done some work on preventing set piece goals in training given their threat and we didn’t carry that out. Losing Alex Parsons was a big blow before half time as I felt we were stretching them well on both sides of the pitch.’

‘We had our chances though, at 1-0 5 or 6 blocks from their defenders and then at 2-0 we had a good 10 minutes or so of pressure but we couldn’t make it count. Had those gone in we would have been looking at a different game and maybe seen their character come out, we needed to have worked their keeper a lot more. We know they have bundles of quality, but we have to take the positives, Alfie Young marshalled Jake Robinson superbly all night, a very composed performance from a young player, Jaydon Thorbourne had a good steady game on the left hand side and he’ll grow more into the shape of our side.’

‘There’s plenty for us to learn, bits to work on this week and we’ll be able to check on whether Alex will be fit in time for the trip to Leiston on Saturday.’

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