Latest NewsManagers Thoughts | Hellewell reviews our start to the season

September 10, 2019

Winterton Rangers manager, Scott Hellewell, reviews our start to the 2019/20 NCEL Division 1 season.

“We can’t grumble with the start to the season we have had, if someone had said you will win 5/6 games we would have probably taken it with the games we have had. The obvious disappointments have been the losses to Ferriby and the FA Cup game against Kirby Muxloe.

The FA cup game we should have won, we created so many guilt edge chances but we failed to convert them but like we have said the league is more important. The ferriby game we never got going, we were very poor and they had a game plan which worked perfect for them. The most pleasing performance has to be Skegness away, they are a very good side and not many teams will go there and get points, it was a proper scrap and showed another side to us.

The other 4 league wins have been pleasing in stages, there is still plenty to work on though as I still feel like we have a lot more to give. But the main thing is the 3pts, I would take playing at 70% all season if it meant us winning still.

We do feel that there is going to be a game soon where everything clicks and the chances we create get converted and hopefully that can be very soon. Me, Grimesy and JT won’t get carried away with the start we have had though we need to make sure the lads don’t get over confident and realize we can’t afford to have any slip ups. We have lost a few players since the start of the season in Turny and Josh but we always knew we would lose a few, we have brought Jaime Ture in who was exceptional on Saturday and gave us something we have been missing.

We are also hoping to announce another signing at the end of the week who is a proven player at this level and above.

Squad wise we are very happy, we have plenty of competition for places which we hope is going to bring the best out of others. We have a big game on Friday night to look forward to now in the Vase at Emley and it will be nice to get one over them as we see that game there last season as the game what pretty much ended our title challenge.”


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