Lomas calls for focus as Saints drop more points
UCL Premier League --- Cogenhoe United 0-0 St Neots Town --- FRUSTRATED Saints boss Steve Lomas called on his side to focus as they lost ground to Daventry Town in the race for the UCL Premier Division. The draw – Saints third in four games – leaves Da
UCL Premier League ---
Cogenhoe United 0-0 St Neots Town ---
FRUSTRATED Saints boss Steve Lomas called on his side to focus as they lost ground to Daventry Town in the race for the UCL Premier Division.
The draw - Saints' third in four games - leaves Daventry two points adrift but with six games in hand, though defeats for fellow chasers St Ives Town, Long Buckby and Boston Town limited the damage.
Lomas said he thought his side should have had the game won in the first half.
"Our players and supporters have to be frustrated at recent results, but we didn't have the right attitude for the first 45 minutes.
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"I had to remind the players of the need to be focused from the start of every match, and we did improve for the second half but we should have had the game won long before."
Cogenhoe presented little threat on Saturday and St Neots, failing to find the net for the first time in nine matches, should have buried them with ease before the break.
Saints' defence were relatively untroubled, except by their own doing. Goalkeeper Luke McShane had to save after he miskicked, and Adam Jones had to make a last-ditch tackle to rob Dan Burke with the goal at his mercy.
Rob Hughes and Michael Hyem both had second-half opportunities to put Neots in front, as did Paul Garrett. Josh Sozzo and Liam Harrold spurned the best of the chances as Saints saw another opportunity to stretch their league lead over Daventry disappear.
BOURNE Town visit Rowley Park on Saturday, when the club hold their annual Christmas family fun day in the Gregory Suite. Santa will appear with presents for children and there will be face painting, bouncy castles, children's disco, lantern making and a cake stall. Normal match day prices apply, meaning children go free, and doors open at 2pm.