Shaw deflated at Gresley loss
Saturday saw Evo-Stik First Division South football return to The Coach & Horses after a two week break, writes Luke Phelps.
Sheffield FC fell short to relegation rivals Gresley in what was a disappointing say for Mark Shaw.
Speaking after the game, Shaw said he felt “completely deflated” and “hugely disappointed with the loss.
“I’m devastated because we didn’t perform, I didn’t see that (the loss) coming... I expect us to have a bit more of a buzz, a little bit more energy.”
Gresley put two past Sheffield to take all the points, but they spent most of the game defending.
“I had us down for way more than just being hit by a defensive error and then caught on the break.”
“We lack the creativity to create a good, clear chance... up until today, I thought we were just about there.”
Before the game Sheffield were placed in 20th, but the win moves Gresley into that position while Sheffield slip to 21st.
“The realism is that were in a relegation battle, we have to scrap for every point.”
“We need to stop playing like a team who’s in the relegation areas, and more like a team who’s looking to be in the play-offs come the end of the season.”
Things won't be getting any easier for Shaw and his side, as they travel to title contenders Cleethorpes on Saturday.
“The swagger and attitude has got to change with regards to the workman-like mentality. That’s going have to change against Cleethorpes as they’re a good side.”
See Club in action next Saturday from 3pm when they travel to Cleethorpes.