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Wisbech St Mary boss rues errors but knows he's building something




Wisbech St Mary manager Alex Kaufman believes his side would be in a comfortable mid-table position had he and assistant Ash Taylor taken over in pre-season and not October.

After his side held fifth place Sheringham to an entertaining 2-2 draw at the ABC Stadium on Saturday, Kaufman told me: "It's just a shame that me and Ash came here in October. If we'd been here in pre-season we'd be mid-table. I'm really happy and I just need the players to keep focused.

"We just have to get as many points on the board as we can. With the team we are building, it would be sad if we do go down but at the end of the day, we are bottom.

Happy Saints boss Alex Kaufman.
Happy Saints boss Alex Kaufman.

"I was delighted in the first half against Sheringham. We played some superb football, moved the ball well and created loads of opportunities. We battled, won everything and it was really pleasing to watch. A two-goal lead at half-time was completely fair.

"But then we missed a couple of chances to make it three. It was the same in our 3-2 defeat against Lynn Reserves. We had an opportunity against Lynn to go 3-0 up with the penalty and we missed it and that's what happens when you don't take those chances.

"But to be fair, after Sheringham's equaliser, we dug in, got our shape sorted out and became a threat again at the end of the game. So I'm disappointed they got back into it but pleased we got a point.

Wisbech St Mary celebrate their second goal against Sheringham.
Wisbech St Mary celebrate their second goal against Sheringham.

"We stopped their run of seven wins on the trot which shows we are competitive in this league. We must look at the positive side and the football we played but work on those errors again.

"We've got 12 games left and no game next week before the top against bottom fixture when we entertain Mulbarton. They're a good side obviously and we just need to get prepared for it."

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