Three Bridges boss Paul Faili admits: ‘We were not committed enough’

Three Bridges manager Paul Faili ENGSUS00220131230100841
Three Bridges manager Paul Faili ENGSUS00220131230100841
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Bridges manager Paul Faili criticised his players for not being committed enough in their tackling after they blew a 3-1 lead before losing to Hythe.

He reckoned his side were not up for the challenge to finish off their lower-rated rivals who began the day seven places below Bridges in 17th place in the Ryman South table.

“It’s difficult criticising your team (about tackling) when you’ve spent time saying don’t pick up a yellow card.

Three Bridges manager Paul Faili

Faili said: “We were awful. We were pulling out of tackles when we could have gone through to them.

“The pitch is shot to pieces now and I had a big thing with them to be careful about conceding yellow cards and free-kicks.

“We didn’t look like we were up for it in the second half while they looked like a team who would play their backsides off to win the game.

“I was really, really disappointed with the whole team today for the first time this season, except Kieron Thorp.

“It’s difficult criticising your team (about tackling) when you’ve spent time saying don’t pick up a yellow card.

“In the first half we were very good, played the conditions well, tried to get rid of the ball.

“But in the second half the attitude was wrong in the first 15 minutes we were still in the dressing room.

“We’ve conceded 80 something goals this season at over two goals per game. Luckily we score a lot of goals. Forwards and midfielders can win you games but defenders win you leagues.”