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March boss Taylor says 'we shouldn't have gone toe to toe'



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March Town boss Ash Taylor accepted his side should have approached today's home game with Walsham Le Willows slightly differently after their 4-3 home defeat.

The Suffolk side are a fine attacking force and have a top striker in Kieran Twinn, and Taylor says he may have got it wrong in trying to go toe to toe.

"If you look at the game overall, we definitely should have got something out of it,especially as throughout the second half we were creating chances. But they just didn't fall for us today.

March manager Ash Taylor (51850421)
March manager Ash Taylor (51850421)

"The problem was our first half performance when we let ourselves down. Conceding four goals just wasn't good enough and it's not acceptable – I made that clear to the boys at half time.

"We then changed a few things about how we wanted to play because we'd been naive in the first half and our game management wasn't good. So we changed things tactically for the second half and it worked, but it was too late.

"Walsham are a very good attacking teams, one of the best we've played against, with a great front two, so we knew that would be a challenge.

"And what we've learnt is, we cannot always go toe to toe. This was the first time since I've been in charge that we've gone that way at home and come unstuck. It wasn't the right thing to do and we probably should have been more disciplined.

"Having said that, I thought their first goal was offside and the free kick goal shouldn't have been as their guy handled it before he was fouled. We didn't get the decisions today."

The Hares are at home again on Tuesday, to 14th placed Fakenham Town, who rocked Whitton United 8-3 today, before they travel to play fourth placed Mulbarton Wanderers next Saturday.

Striker Craig Gillies should be back from injury for those games and central defender Dean Miller was on the bench today after a long absence, but Drew Barker is still out for some while.

Taylor added: "The good thing is we have another game straight away so we can try to get a reaction against a team around us in Fakenham. But to be honest I don't pay to much attention to the table at the moment as I know we are a good team and I know we will get results.

"The challenge for us is finding a bit of consistency in what we do and improving our away record. We need to be cleverer in decision making so we don't invite pressure on us.

"Mulbarton will be tough as they are doing really well and are a very physical side, but to be honest, every game in this division is tough.

"I'm learning each week and the group is too. We are all going to make mistakes but in the end we will get it right. It's a learning curve."



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