Misses are costing Wisbech Town - Whaley

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Wisbech Town FC manager Brett Whaley wants his side to show more responsibility in front of goal.

The Fenmen were left to rue a host of missed opportunities during the 1-0 home defeat to Eynesbury Rovers.

The result left Wisbech 13th in the United Counties League Premier Division standings and ahead of Saturday’s trip to Rothwell Corinthians, Whaley said: “It’s a tough place to go and a difficult pitch to play on.

“I’m not worried about the opposition, we’ve just got to take care of ourselves.

“We’ve got to start taking responsibility in front of goal. The hardest thing in football is creating chances, but we are doing that.

“We’re missing lots of chances and other sides are taking them. Missing chance after chance is putting pressure on our defence.”

Wisbech had gone into the game on the back of a resounding 6-1 victory at basement boys Huntingdon Town on Christmas Monday.

Michael Frew (3), Billy Smith, Adam Millson and Stuart Cobb were all on target as the Fenmen avenged a shock home loss earlier in the campaign. But Wisbech were soon brought back to earth by Saturday’s defeat at the Elgood’s Stadium.

After the game, Whaley said: “I’m going to start sounding a bit like a broken record.

“I know people will start talking about formations, selections and tactics, but the simple fact is if you miss as many chances as we have you are not going to win football matches.

“It’s not the first time this season and I look back at the games we’ve dropped or lost points when we shouldn’t have done. We had good chances against Harrowby and they went on to get a consolation and we should have killed the game against Northampton Spencer.

“At Huntingdon on the Monday we were four goals up at the break and today we should have been the same.”