Tucker disappointed at first half display

Manager Nicky Tucker has expressed his disappointment at Saturday’s home defeat to Rhyl. “I’m disappointed with the first half where we never really got into the game,” said Tucker to the Evening Post. “We made a good start but we then gave away a goal through a lapse in concentration. Rhyl followed that up with a second goal soon after from a free-kick, which was a good goal.

In the opening 45 minutes our play and passing was sloppy, but in the second period we came back at Rhyl with a very good team performance, and on chances created we deserved at least a point from the game. There were occasions when threats from Martin Rose and Lee John almost got us off the mark, but that just about summed up our day. Although we scored from Martin Rose’s penalty, we needed to score possibly 15 minutes earlier, which would have given us enough time to grab a second in difficult wet conditions. We stepped up the pace after the break and created enough chances to have earned at least a point, but the first half was shocking. We gave the ball away far too often and their first goal was very poor from our view.”