Halesowen Town boss John Hill reckons a point would have been a fair result after seeing his side lose 2-1 to Evo-Stik NPL relegation battlers Whitby Town.

“I thought we deserved a draw to be honest.

“We didn’t deserve to win, but a point would have been about right.”

Kaiman Anderson scored his 5th goal for the club cancelling out a Michael Roberts opener. Roberts then restored Whitby’s lead immediately leaving Hill disappointed his side could not hold onto the lead.

He said “I’m very disappointed with the way we let them straight back into it after equalising.

“It was very poor defending by us. The lad (Roberts) has scuffed his shot and it’s gone under our keepers body.”

On Whitby’s top goalscorer Roberts, the gaffer reckons it was more to do with defending badly than the striker showing his qualities on the day.

“On the day it was more about us being poor than him being good.

“No disrespect to the lad because he’s a great poacher, but we just didn’t deal with his goals at all especially his second one.”

The boss also admitted he is getting a little frustrated by some of the goals that have been conceded of late.
“Our defending has been schoolboy at times and that has to stop.

“We have players waiting for their chance to start, so I may have to make a few changes”.

But Hill does believe that despite his troops conceding six goals in their last three matches, long trips and bad pitches have also been a factor.

“Five of our goals have been conceded on the road after massive journeys.

“We have also had to deal with heavy pitches which hasn’t helped.

George Forsyth jumped off the bench to make yet another cameo appearance and the boss believes he’s edging closer to a first team start.

Hill said “George has done very well again when he came on.

“He’s getting very close now as are others to being selected from the beginning.”

Nathan Waite left last week for Alvechurch and despite being a striker down, Hill says there is no plan to bring in a replacement.

He said “Nathan has gone out on loan, so for now there is no plan for another striker to come in.

Hill continued “To be honest the strikers that want to play at this level we cannot afford. Therefore we have to deal in other circles to find the right player.

Source: www.ht-fc.com

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