Fri, 22. Sep. 2017

Club face tough test as Souter leaves

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Sheffield FC face unbeaten Basford United at Dronfield, writes The Star’s Paul Webster, as they look to end a run of three defeats on the spin.

For the second time in three outings Club squandered a lead on Tuesday evening letting slip a 3-0 advantage to finish up on the wrong end of a 4-3 scoreline at Chasetown.

It left manager Mark Hume bitterly disappointed in a game his side looked to had got wrapped up. “We played some of our best football for 70 minutes, then just fell to pieces.

“We could had been five or six goals up, then they scored three in 10 minutes which was down to individual mistakes.

“People keep telling me we need strikers in the club but we’re scoring goal it’s just that we’re shipping them at the moment. The strikers did they’re job. You shouldn’t be going away from home, scoring three goals and coming away empty handed, it’s ridiculous. You should be able to see games out when you’re 3-0 up.”

Hume admitted the defeat was a setback said; “We needed to win that game, it was vital for us to get back into the swing after losing the previous two games.

“It’s a results business so things need to change and change quickly. That’s six-points we’ve dropped now in three games from winning positions which would have put us in the top half of the table.

“It would had been nice to go into the game against Basford with a bit of confidence instead of doubt in our minds. Hopefully we’ll lift the players in training and get a bit of moral back in the side. Basford are a very good side so we’ll have to be on our metal.”

Hume revealed that goalkeeper Brett Souter had decided to leave the club to sign for Division One North strugglers Ossett Albion, and the Sheffield boss was in no mood to mince his words over the timing of Souter’s departure.

“We told Brett that Ossett had come him for him but he told us he was happy here and wanted to stay,” said Hume. “Now the going has got a little tough he suddenly decides he wants to leave. He’s not acted in a professionally manner, he’s let his team mates down and has caused us a bit of a problem. He’s chucked five goals in in the last few games yet we’ve stuck by him then he leaves us in the lurch.”

Basford arrive second in the table and will be looking for the win that could see them go top of the pile.

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