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Worcester City still to win at St George's Lane in 2013
12:00pm Wednesday 13th February 2013 in Blue Square Conference North Table & Results By Steve Carley - Midlands Sports Journalist of the Year 2013, @stevecarleyWN
MANAGER Carl Heeley says he is at a loss as to why Worcester City can’t win at St George’s Lane.
Monday’s 3-1 defeat to Solihull Moors was played in front of City’s lowest gate of the season — 653 — and was the sixth time they have lost at home in the league this term.
They remain sixth in Blue Square Bet North but having played more games than the teams around them and have now won only once on their own turf in the league since September 15.
Coming just two days after winning at play-off rivals Stalybridge Celtic, Heeley cannot explain his side’s yo-yo form.
The Worcester boss said: “For any of our supporters who saw both games, there was a total contrast of performance.
“The side that played at Stalybridge last Saturday was just unrecognisable to Monday night.
“Collectively and individually, we just can’t perform at home at the moment and it’s very frustrating because we’ve got a core of a side that can do well.
“But, without the consistency or grinding out results back-to-back, you’re always going to be up and down and that’s where we are at the moment.”
Heeley has toyed with the idea of bringing in new players, particularly following the recent spate of injuries, but says erratic displays are not helping his thinking.
He said: “After the Stalybridge game we wanted to string a run of results together but after Monday you could probably change nine players. It’s that lack of consistency that’s a frustration.
“But which players do we need to bring in? You could make an argument for most positions on Monday’s performance but on Saturday we didn’t think we could improve it with the funds we’ve got available.
“It’s just playing mind games with us and it’s incredibly tough to put your finger on why we can’t get any consistency.”
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