After some soul searching and with Manager James Parker’s words ringing in their ears, the Bears have come out fighting in the last two games and showed some real spirit and determination to get the points they need to ensure safety.
Speaking to the Manager today, as we look forward to successive home games against Cradley and Haughmond, a reflective Parker was keen to praise his players but seems under no illusions that only maximum effort will bring the results the Bears need.
“Looking back over the past couple of matches, I’m pleased with the reaction the players have shown. Starting with the Heath Hayes game, it was very important for us not to lose and the players showed great resilience on the night to get the equaliser and take a point. That took us into the game with Wolves Sporting with a bit more confidence and in the first half I think we probably played some of our best football for several months. In truth we should have had the game sewn up by half time. In the second half we didn’t quite hit the same level but were still well in control when we gifted them a goal and then switched off at a corner, allowing it to be taken short and their lad produced a great finish to put the ball into the top corner for the equaliser.
I can’t fault the effort the lads have put in though during the last two games and I’ll be demanding more of the same on Saturday. The important thing is that everything is in our own hands and if we show the right attitude, we have a great opportunity now against two teams beneath us in the table to secure the points that will see us to safety.”