Hinshelwood: There is a belief in this squad that they can beat anyone
Worthing Football Club Manager Adam Hinshelwood believes his side can beat anyone after securing another three points with a 3-2 victory over play-off chasers Folkestone Invicta in the Bostik League Premier Division.
Two first half goals from Zac Newton and Reece Meekums put the Mackerel Men in control before Johan Ter Horst netted just before half time to bring the visitors back into the match. A Jesse Starkey goal restored Worthing’s two goal lead around the hour mark, but Invicta made sure the game was in the balance until the final whistle with Ter Horst netting again two minutes from the end but Hinshelwood was pleased with the overall performance.
‘The first 41 minutes was the best we’ve played this season, 2-0 up and controlling the game and set for the half time talk. Then a little bit of naivety just before half time not to shut down the half and I had to change the detail a bit in the half time break. Second half we came out with the same purpose and at 3-1 we were well in control, made it a little bit difficult for ourselves at the end and if Ben Pope had managed to convert his late chance we’d be looking at 4-2 instead.’
‘Anyone looking at the score will think it was a close game, but we should have been out of sight with the chances we created and dominating possession, it should have been more comfortable than it was. But to win 3 games out of 4 against top 10 sides is a terrific run, however there is still plenty more to do. We will work hard in training as we always do and work out how we can be better for next Saturday’s game, how we can get the chances converted into goals and win games by better margins.’
‘We need to be more of a threat throughout games, they came with good options, especially up top, Ter Horst and the lad, Yusuff, who came off the bench, we have to show we are the same, we have good players who can give us something different within the squad. What we did show well is how we moved the ball, passed it off and not for the sake of making a pass, we’ve worked on that in training and as a manager it’s rewarding to see those sessions working in a game environment. We know we can create chances for the strikers and also for others, but we now need to work on making those chances turn into goals and winning games comfortably.’
‘Our home form is very, very good and we need to maintain that through to the end of the season, not get complacent but to do better from game to game. There is a belief within the group to win, a real togetherness, the players you can see want what’s best for the club even if they aren’t involved and we will harness and promote that to keep ourselves ready for the challenge.’