‘We need to put the ball in the net more often’ says Wisbech Town boss after Fenmen draw blank in Eynesbury defeat

Wisbech v Eynesbury. Picture: Steve Williams.

Wisbech v Eynesbury. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Wisbech boss Brett Whaley admits his team cannot afford to fluff their lines in front of goal again.

The Fenmen were made to pay for their profligate finishing when succumbing to a 1-0 home defeat at the hands of Eynesbury Rovers last Saturday – a result which kept them stuck in the bottom half of the United Counties League Premier Division table.

They failed to take a host of glorious chances during the first half at the Elgoods Fenland Stadium before conceding with 12 minutes remaining.

Whaley said: “People will have opinions about my team selection, tactics and formation.

“But the simple fact is you will not win a game of football when missing the amount of good chances that we did against Eynesbury.

“It isn’t the first time it has happened either. I can think of numerous occasions where we have failed to kill a game and been punished by dropping points.

“We were 4-0 up at half-time when we won at Huntingdon over Christmas and we could have been in the same position against Eynesbury.

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“Seeing such good opportunities go begging just puts pressure on our defence and we have ended up being beaten by what was a half-chance at best.

“The hardest thing in football can be to create chances, but we are carving out a lot of them. Now the job is to start putting the ball in the net more often.”

Matt Sparrow was the Wisbech man most guilty of squandering good chances against Eynesbury.

Full-back Scott Johnson also steered a fine opportunity against the post after a Sparrow effort had been saved.

Wisbech will aim to be more ruthless in front of goal when travelling to fifth-bottom Rothwell Corinthians on Saturday afternoon.

Whaley added: “It certainly won’t be an easy place to go.

“I don’t mean any disrespect to Rothwell Corinthians, or any other team we are facing, but we need to concentrate on ourselves and ensure we produce the right performance.”