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Ebbsfleet United: Waiting For A Spark

Posted by Matt Howitt
Posted on Sun 1 Oct 2017
Posted in First Team

Following the 2-0 defeat to Ebbsfleet United, Town manager Billy Heath feels the team lacked the energy and belief of last week’s Bromley win.

The Shaymen conceded two second half goals to Sean Shields and Heath feels the side just struggled to hit the levels of their previous win.

“Never reached the heights of obviously last week, I think it was a fair result to be fair we just didn’t seem to get going at all. Didn’t really create a lot of opportunities, didn’t really put them under enough pressure.”

“We’re disappointed.”

A tough game for Town and Heath knows that every game in this league will be difficult and will prove a challenge every week but the lads just should put in 110% every week, something that wasn’t there in this game.

“I just didn’t think reached the heights of the games before. We looked almost about fifty, sixty, seventy percent and we’re waiting for a spark, we’re waiting for some energy levels and we just looked one pace throughout the side.”

“We know every game in this division we’ve got to be at it, full tilt and we weren’t at full tilt today and if we aren’t at full tilt then we won’t get results.”

“We’ve got to be at it every single game and that’s a difficult thing to do and we’ve said all along we’re part time which gives us some restrictions and that’s difficult to do week in week out so we dust ourselves down and we go again.”

There’s always a lot of pressure on newly promoted sides and not just as a team but individually as well and Heath knows that some players who have been in particularly good form such as Matty Kosylo, will be feeling that burden more than others.

“There’s a lot of pressure being put on him all the time because of the levels he’s been at over the last two or three weeks. He did well enough, things that worked from us were things from him and Josh MacDonald in the first half.

“Was he as scintillating as last week? No but that’s what we’re trying to say he’s not going to be at that level.”

“He still worked hard, got up and down and tried to make things happen in the second half.”

The squad returns to the Shay on Tuesday for another tough game against high flyers Wrexham and Heath knows the side can get back to their best when they play on the familiar pitch in Halifax.

“We enjoy ourselves, this season at the Shay for most of the time so we’ll hope we can bounce back and get ourselves back to winning ways which is the most important thing.”

Getting back to winning ways is of utmost importance to Heath and the boys and the gaffer knows it’s key to hitting any kind of consistent form in this tough competition.

“You lose a game, the first thing you do is try and get some points on the board. I’ve said what we’ve got to do all this season is keep getting them points ticking over so we go back home on Tuesday and hopefully we can get a result against Wrexham who are doing really, well this season, at the top of the league, in the top three or four.

“It’ll be a tough game, they’re all tough games.”

For more post-match reaction from Heath and Adam Morgan and Nathan Hotte, visit Shaymen TV.

 

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