'Fitness is key'

02 Sep 2018 in News

'Fitness is key' 'Fitness is key'

Edgley assesses FA Vase defeat

Boston Town boss Gary Edgley says fitness levels must improve following yesterday's FA Vase exit at Gorleston.

But he took positives from the 45 minutes of the game, which saw Corey Cunliffe and Dom Goddard make their debuts.

"I was again pleased with our first half performance," said Edgley.

"We had three very good chances to take the lead but again fell behind. I changed our formation and we levelled with a great finish by Coupland to take us in at half time level when in all honesty we should have been 3-1 up. 

"The second half started OK but 15 minutes in, as a team we seemed to completely drain of all our energy, players stopped closing down, making runs and covering players running off them. Gorleston were winning every first, second and third ball and completely ran all over us for a 20 minute spell, scoring three times.

"In all fairness to the lads, when I arrived at the club 10 days ago, they had only had four training sessions all season and that is including pre-season! Also the type of football that I want them to play, they need to be a hell of a lot fitter and this is why the second half went the way it did. 

"This is a transitional period at the club but I know from last week's game and yesterday’s first half performance that we are going the right way."

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