Old Boys boss wary that missed opportunities are proving costly

Kelvedon Hatch 3-1 Old Southendian

CONNOR LANE pointed to a series of missed chances as his Old Southendian side returned form Kelvedon Hatch empty-handed.

The Old Boys remain without a point following four successive ProKIt UK Essex Olympian League Premier Division defeats.

“We matched them very well all game and had a few chances but couldn’t execute them,” Lane bemoaned.

“We were caught off guard, handing them a two-goal lead. Our two centre backs, Scott Plom and Matt Wilson, were making their first appearances of the season – perhaps we were a bit rusty back there?

Matt Tonks profited from a pinpoint Ed Gould centre to reduce the arrears. However, Lane himself could only look on in anguish after Kelvedon stopper, Stephen Demetriou, parried onto the frame of the goal after he had slipped through on goal.

“I think that opportunity swung the momentum – we were on top at that point,” Lane explained.

Petrit Elbi’s brace along with a Reece Morgan strike confirmed Kelvedon’s success: “I’m really disappointed to have not come away with anything,” Lane added.

“The luck is going against us at the moment and we are getting punished. Once again, we must brush ourselves off and go again next week.”

Brian Jeeves

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