City boss bemused by his team's lack of success



First published in Sport Worcester News: Photograph of the Author by

WORCESTER City manager Carl Heeley says he can’t believe his side are still waiting for their first win of the season.

Monday’s 0-0 stalemate at Brackley Town was City’s fourth draw in five Vanarama Conference North matches.

It came hot on the heels of Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Tamworth at Aggborough and previous draws at Oxford City (0-0) and home to Stalybridge Celtic (2-2).

The Blue and Whites came close to breaking the deadlock against Brackley at a rain-soaked St James’ Park but found home keeper Dean Snedker, who had a trial at Worcester last summer, in their way, including a save from Danny Jackman.

While admittedly frustrated at only having four points on the board, Heeley is convinced the tide will turn soon.

“It’s unbelievable that we haven’t won any of the games we have drawn,” he said. “I can’t see what else we could have done.

“Obviously, putting the ball in the net makes the difference and we haven’t done that in three of the five games so that’s something that we are looking at.

“Inevitably a win is going to come because you can’t keep playing like that and not win games.”

He added: “When you dominate a match so much it’s frustrating we couldn’t force a winner.

“We couldn’t really have played much better. I thought we were solid throughout the team and we passed the ball really well and created chances.

“The players are frustrated because they know they played well and haven’t managed to get a goal.

“It wasn’t poor finishing, their keeper was outstanding and sometimes you have to give a little bit of credit.”

City are 18th in their formative league table and return to Aggborough on Saturday to face early leaders North Ferriby United.

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