Hornchurch boss Stimson is disappointed with Scholars defeat after draw with K’s

PUBLISHED: 11:00 13 December 2018

George Saunders netted for Hornchurch against Kingstonian (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

George Saunders netted for Hornchurch against Kingstonian (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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AFC Hornchurch Mark Stimson was very disappointed with his side’s performance in their 1-0 defeat to Potters Bar Town.

A second-half striker from Bradley Sach sealed the three points for the Scholars in their Bostik Premier Division clash at Bridge Avenue on Tuesday evening.

Despite the Urchins nicking a late 2-2 draw with promotion hopefuls Kingstonian thanks to goals from George Saunders and George Purcell on Saturday.

“It’s very soon after to talk too much as the emotions are running very high, but no positives if I’m honest I thought it was a very disappointing performance and with a disappointing performance you get a disappointing result.

“I thought Saturday against a very good side in Kingstonian, the boys were excellent second-half, and we got a decent point but tonight against Potters Bar I think we should be doing a lot better than that.”

The 50-year-old manager revealed he will be watching over the match footage and assessing what needs to be worked on ahead of their next match.

“We’re fortunate enough to have the game videoed so I’ll probably spend a few hours watching that between now and the next game.

“We got to improve, we’ve asked the boys to play a different way, but not too different.

“It’s a winning mentality that we’ve got to have, but I thought we lost the ball far too much.

“We were poor in possession and didn’t test their keeper near enough.”

“I think when you come in there is that buzz and players probably run around a little bit more than they probably have unfortunately for the old manager.

“That is a sad thing really as the old manager Jimmy McFarlane was 100 per cent and if he’d have seen tonight, he probably would have said to me, Mark I know that.

“I have given a lot of the boys an opportunity, a few boys have left, and a few boys have come in.

“But it does take time, it’s just frustrating when games like tonight, where you think you can go and get at least a point against a team in and around you in the league and you don’t take that opportunity.

“That’s a big disappointment as I think there were only five or six points above us before the game.”

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