17th Sep, 2019

Dodd seeks immediate response in Bank Holiday clash with Coventry United

Ben Tyler 23rd Aug, 2019

RUSSELL Dodd’s Highgate United suffered back-to-back defeats in Midland Football League Premier Division, after a midweek defeat to Walsall Wood at The Coppice.

A late winner from Cameron Lee was the difference in Tuesday night’s clash, in a game of very few chances.

Walsall centre back Lee picked up possession from thirty-five yards out, and, sensing an opportunity to go for glory, proceeded to zip the ball into the corner to win the game.

A lob from Stuart Hendrie was batted away by visiting shot stopper Reiss Wagstaffe, who later kept out James Wilcock from point-blank range, with no other chances of note falling by the way of the hosts.

Highgate manager Dodd accepted that it was the worst performance he has seen during his short time at the club, but vows to seek an immediate response in Bank Holiday Monday’s (3pm) game against Coventry United.

“That was as bad as we have played all season,” he said.

“With both sets of defences on top, we never really got going.

“After perhaps edging the first half, we fell away after the break and created very little, we gave away possession far too often.

“We need to pick ourselves up for what will no doubt be a difficult home game against Coventry United on Monday, and hopefully we get a result, which, after three consecutive defeats, will get our season back on track.”

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