Reaction - Deflected goal is a ‘sickener’ for frustrated Needham Market boss Mark Morsley

Needham boss Mark Morsley (right)

Needham boss Mark Morsley (right) - Credit: Gregg Brown

Frustrated Needham Market boss Mark Morsley was left thoroughly disappointed with his side’s performance against Ware on Saturday.

The Marketmen went down by a single deflected Rheo Josephs goal to nil, and rarely looked like scoring themselves.

“It was very frustrating I have to say,” declared Morsley.

“It wasn’t the greatest game I’ve ever been involved in.

“I just felt it was one of those games where it was going to be won by a little bit of magic or something ridiculous, and it was ridiculous in the deflected goal.”


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The boss, whose side fell to a cruel goal eight minutes from time, continued: “It was a sickener because he’s hit a shot that’s not even going on target.

“There was an acceptance that we haven’t really done enough to win this and it did have 0-0 written all over it, but how often does that happen in football?

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“They didn’t look like scoring at any stage of the game.

“We had some good spells but didn’t ram home that advantage, and I think we lacked a cutting edge in that final third.

“Their keeper was the busier. I think they came here for a draw in reality with the way they played, and they’re overjoyed that they have stolen a win.”

On a bad day for the Suffolk side, Needham lost Michael Brothers to a hamstring injury in the first period, something which hampered them, according to Morsley.

He said: “Bruvs was a big loss as I felt he gave us a focal point in our front-line.

“We had a spell in the first half when we had a lot of the ball, and a lot was going through him.

“He might be out for a couple of weeks, and it’s a bit of shame really.

“I think we’re suffering a little bit from a shortage of confidence and belief, and we perhaps need to just freshen things up in terms of the pattern and style of play.”

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