Russ Penn on Spennymoor: “You can’t switch off for one minute in this game.”
By Matty Paddock - 30/09/2019
Posted 1 year ago
RUSS Penn admitted Harriers were victim of some self-inflicted wounds in falling to a late 2-1 defeat to Spennymoor on Saturday.
The Reds had been in front at The Brewery Field through an Ashley Chambers goal.
Tow goals at either end of the second period, however, turned the game in the home side’s favour and left the visitors empty-handed.
Speaking after the game, the Aggborough assistant boss bemoaned the age-old cliché of a game of two halves.
“You make your own luck in these games; it’s extremely disappointing,” he reflected.
“I thought we were brilliant in the first half and managed the game well.
“Our decision making in the second half was poor, and that’s what effectively cost us the game…”
“We were up for the fight and were the only team playing football. The second half just shows you where we are as a group at the moment [with] our game management when the chips are down, and the pressure is on.
“I never felt in danger, but you can’t switch off for one minute in this game. We know the level very well, and the 91st-minute is a real sickener.
“We put ourselves in that situation – we were on the attack in the final third and, then, ten seconds later we’re 2-1 down.
“Our decision making in the second half was poor, and that’s what effectively cost us the game.”
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