‘If standards drop, they will get told’

Tim Taylor v Daisy Hill FC
Tim Taylor v Daisy Hill FC

Despite a comfortable 5-2 scoreline, Bridlington Town boss Gary Allanson felt his side were not ruthless enough in front of goal as they beat Daisy Hill in the FA Vase Second Round Qualifying.

And he has reminded his players that standards have to be maintained, even when his side are three or four goals in front.

Allanson said: “It was a really strange day to be honest with lots of different emotions, even though on paper it looks a good result.

“After the first 25 minutes the game should have been wrapped up and put to bed and 3-0 should have been five or six. Then for the last 15 minutes we were under pressure after conceding a ridiculous goal and then James Hitchcock pulled off a fantastic save to keep it at 3-1.

“Everybody was then panicking, we had enough experience on the pitch at that time to ease us through that period.

“At half time we told the players we were unhappy about our standards and that we had took our foot off the gas and let them back in it, by being sloppy in possession, switching off and not being ruthless enough in front of goal.

“If the standards drop, they will get told and they have to respect that and get the standards back up to the required standards or we make changes, if they want to have a stroll around on a football pitch on a sunny afternoon they are at the wrong club.

“There are far too many people who work hard at this club and people pay to come and watch them so the players have a responsibility to perform and take criticism when they don’t.”