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Time to get points on the table, says Saints boss




Despite a massive improvement since manager Alex Kaufman and assistant Ash Taylor took over at Wisbech St Mary, the duo know their honeymoon period is now over.

After a lacklustre second half performance saw Saints lose 3-1 at home to fellow strugglers Haverhill Borough on Saturday, Kaufman said: "It's pleasing that it's obviously a massive improvement since we came in but that's gone now.

"That moment is over and we have to start getting points on the table and players cannot go hiding. In the first half we were very good and did all the right things but in the second half we were second best at everything and we lost our hunger. Individual mistakes and the lack of desire to get on the ball and cause issues just weren't there.

Wisbech St Mary Manager Alex Kaufman says his team needs to start getting points on the table.
Wisbech St Mary Manager Alex Kaufman says his team needs to start getting points on the table.

"Whether the players were subconsciously thinking they'd won at half time, I don't know. We told them it wasn't the finished article - there were a lot of cracks there. And they've only taken bits of that on board.

"We seem to be a 45 minute team at the moment. We either perform in the first half or the second half. In the last ten minutes we started to come alive again but by then it was too late.

"Haverhill were good on the counter attack and we didn't deal with it properly. And just like at Norwich CBS we created loads of chances... but we've got to be scoring.We've got to be burying those chances and being ruthless throughout 90 minutes."

Florian Tsaguim was impressive early on and will improve, says his manager.
Florian Tsaguim was impressive early on and will improve, says his manager.

Kaufman thought Dan Smith in goal had a good game and was impressed with the first half performances of George Hutton and Tom Chilton.

On teenage signing from March Flo Tsaguim, he said: "He was good for the first 25 minutes but when they worked him out his confidence went a bit. We moved him up top and he was a threat again. He's only a teenager and he will get better and better."

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