DARREN WILLIAMS: One point in two games is not enough

Blues boss Darren Williams (left)
Blues boss Darren Williams (left)

Looking back on our two recent away trips, I am really disappointed that we have only ended up coming away with one point.

I can’t say that I’m happy with a draw at Halesowen, we should have had all three points.

We had the chances to win the game in the second half, but their keeper has pulled off some fantastic saves.

We looked the better side but the pitch was a real leveller, it was horrendous.

I don’t think I’ve seen a pitch as bad at this level, there were more weeds on it than there was grass.

I don’t know who thought that sending us to Workington for a night game in midweek was a good idea, but it turned into a mad rush job.

We only arrived 20 minutes before kick-off, so there was no time to warm up properly, which obviously wasn’t ideal.

That said, we started really well and the first-half display was very pleasing, we looked a threat throughout.

For some reason we just didn’t match that level of performance in the second period and I’m afraid that the lads simply were not good enough.

The workrate dropped off, we stopped pressing them and we couldn’t keep hold of the ball.

I think we’re a better footballing side than Workington, but they worked harder than us, and that’s inexcusable.

I’ve told the lads that they if they aren’t prepared to put the hard work in and graft on the pitch then they may as well not bother turning up.

I can’t make any excuses about us tiring in the second half or about the late arrival being to blame.

If you can turn up and play that well in the first half, just 20 minutes after getting off the coach, then there is no reason why you can’t carry it on after half-time.

It is up to the players to put it right tomorrow (Saturday) and make sure they produce a performance when Grantham Town visit the Turnbull Ground (3pm kick-off).