Speaking after their 4-2 defeat to Bristol City in the Under-18 Professional Development League 2 South fixture, coach Louis Lancaster could not hide his frustration at the performance.
“Overall I was disappointed with the performance. I think in the whole 90 minutes the best passage of play came through us – at the start of the second half we kept the ball for a good minute which then resulted in a shot but it was just very patchy,” he said.
“In the first half everything was breaking down – we couldn’t make four passes.
“I spoke to them at half time that it was coming and we did start to play but only in the last 10 minutes but by then the game was over. They started to sit off us and allowed us to play - so I’m not really that positive.”
Speaking about his side’s efforts to play the ball out of defence and not just knock it long to the strikers Louis said: “It’s an invasion game so we just want to keep the ball.
“We don’t believe in hoofing the ball up to the striker. We want to keep the ball at all times and so we need to play it out from the back. At times it did work at times it didn’t but it’s another area we need to improve on.”
Looking forward to the next game and the rest of the season Louis said: “It’s all about performance this season and the performance today wasn’t that great but we can take it back.
“We’ve got it videoed so we’ll look at it, we’ll review it and next week we will work on it and then we’ll go for the next game.”
The full interview can be seen on Bees Player here.