No will to win says Saggers
PUBLISHED: 09:52 09 February 2006 | UPDATED: 14:35 12 May 2010
HANWELL TOWN 8 (L Sheekey 5, R Pither 2 G Brown) ROYSTON TOWN 1 (P Lamont) CROWS manager Mark Saggers accused his side of lacking the will to win after their dismal away form continued at Hanwell on Saturday. Royston have now conceded 20 goals in their
HANWELL TOWN 8 (L Sheekey 5, R Pither 2 G Brown) ROYSTON TOWN 1 (P Lamont) CROWS manager Mark Saggers accused his side of lacking the will to win after their dismal away form continued at Hanwell on Saturday. Royston have now conceded 20 goals in their last three away games, leaving Saggers, pictured, clearly frustrated. "I don't know where to start," he admitted. "There was a distinct lack of desire to win. "It's not just one thing. With a lack of money we just can't attract anyone else in. We still have enough good players to be doing better than we are. "I can accept being beaten by a better side, but if players aren't giving 100 per cent, it's just not acceptable." Saggers singled out goalkeeper Barry White as the only player he felt was giving full commitment. "I felt sorry for Barry. He's the only one we don't have a problem with, " he said. The Crows fell behind in the eighth minute as Ricky Pither opened the scoring, and the hosts doubled their lead through Luke Sheekey 10 minutes later. The visitors enjoyed plenty of possession without troubling Simon Pratt in the home goal, with Jez McMurrough firing wide with only the keeper to beat. Pither made it 3-0 shortly before the break, but the Crows did pull a goal back early in the second half, when a quick free kick by Jason Nash caught the defence napping, and Paul Lamont steered the ball home. The relief was short-lived as Gary Brown made it 4-1 with a header at the far post on the hour mark, and Royston's heads clearly dropped at that stage. A pair of Sheekey goals made it 6-1, and although Ryan Cannon was unlucky to see his header bounce clear off the bar with the keeper beaten, Sheekey went on to complete a five-goal haul with two late strikes.