HELLENIC LEAGUE: Teasdale looking on the bright side
6:00am Friday 5th October 2012 in Latest News
MANAGER Mark Teasdale is remaining relentlessly upbeat in the face of disappointing recent results for New College.
The youngsters have won just twice in their opening nine Division One West games and were knocked out of the Challenge Cup by Thatcham on Saturday.
But Teasdale, whose side welcome Lambourn tomorrow, said: “It’s not all doom and gloom. We’ve had good and bad games and it’s about getting consistency.
“We got beat 3-0 at Thatcham last week and we didn’t start playing until the second half, “But there’s promise there, it’s just a matter of getting that consistency, the belief that 17 and 18-year-olds can compete with 26 and 27-year-olds.
“When things are going well you don’t have to tell the players anything, but when they are going wrong you have to step in.
“It’s about how we go about putting things right in training now.”
Meanwhile, Malmesbury manager Simon Winstone says his mood with his players has improved following recent displays.
Winstone had warned his squad he expected more effort in matches but the Flying Monk boss has since simmered down.
He said: “I’ve been critical of my players in the past but they’ve given me everything in the last two weeks.“ Elsewhere in Division One West tomorrow, Cricklade travel to Hook Norton while in the tier above, struggling Highworth make the trip to Highmoor.
Worthians boss John Fisher is adamant that his side must start picking up results if they are to turn their season around.
He said: “We’ve got to get something from Saturday’s game, I can’t keep saying it.
“We’ve got to find out to grind out a 1-0 win. It’s not about the performance, it’s about getting three points.
“We can’t bleat about not having players available any more, we can’t make excuses.
“If we can get six points on Saturday and Tuesday (against Holyport) then that gives us a cushion, but talk is cheap.”