Tenbury United boss Colin Powell looking for boost after Wolverhampton defeat (From Ludlow Advertiser)
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Tenbury United boss Colin Powell looking for boost after Wolverhampton defeat
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TENBURY United boss Colin Powell is looking forward to boosting his squad this weekend after another disappointing West Midlands League Division Two home defeat.
“The cricket season is over now and that means we will have players back for our home game against Team Dudley on Saturday,” he said. “And they are key players, too.”
The returning players can’t come back soon enough after United crashed to their third home reverse in four games at Palmer’s Meadow.
But Powell had no complaints about the latest defeat after United let slip a half-time advantage.
“We just fell apart in the second- half and Wolverhampton certainly deserved the win,” he acknowledged.
“In the first-half we were fine and full of running but, in the second, we just did not hold on to the ball and they clawed back on us.”
Things had looked promising when United went in ahead at the interval after Dale Withers netted with a looping header from a cross by Sam Williams.
The visitors got back on level terms from the penalty spot after a handling offence but the referee evened matters up at the other end when a foul on Ciaran Rogers allowed George Pearson to convert a Tenbury spot-kick.
“We thought then that it would be our day but Wolverhampton got the ball down and attacked,”
“We just could not get the line organised and did not keep possession.”
Wolverhampton drew level when Tenbury failed to cut out a cross and a midfielder arrived to ram the ball into the roof of the net from close range.
And then, with just five minutes to play, Tenbury blocked a shot from the edge of the area but the rebound was curled into the net from the edge of the area.
“We could have won the game if we had put our chances away in the first-half,” said Powell.
“But we just did not seem able to find that final pass.
“Our home form has been very disappointing so far and, really, these are the sort of sides that we should be beating.”