Herne Bay manager Simon Halsey backs his side to rediscover touch infront of goal
Herne Bay boss Simon Halsey has
backed his mis-firing side to rediscover the goal trail and end the
worst run of form in his time in charge of the club.
Halsey (pictured) replaced Barry
Morgan in the Winch’s Field hot seat in November 2009 and steered
Bay to runners-up spot in his first campaign and missed out on the
Kent League crown to Hythe on goal difference in 2010/11 before
storming to the title and promotion themselves last season.
Halsey’s reign has been almost
entirely plain sailing but Tuesday’s 1-0 defeat against Leatherhead
was their third straight in Ryman League, Division 1 South – a run
which has seen them score just once – and fifth in six games
The Bay boss said: "I’ve never lost
two in a row here, let alone three.
"We have had three tough away games
but I wanted to end the run on Tuesday but it wasn’t to be. We
played all right but we didn’t create much.
"Our problem is in the final third,
really. We are doing OK defensively and in midfield, our build-up
play is OK and we are getting the crosses in but we are not doing
enough to score goals.
"We need to sharpen up in and
around the box.
"We’ll do some extra shooting
practice in training and work hard on the final third in training
and try to get back to what we’re good at."
He added: "It’s not the players,
they have done it plenty of times before, we just need to get them
"Once Byron Walker gets a goal, I’m
sure he will be flying again and the same for the other lads."
Bay host sixth-bottom Merstham on Saturday.
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