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Albans praises team consistency

3 years ago By David Laughlin

The Nailers drew their final away game of the season 2-2 against Marine FC on a sunny Spring Saturday on Merseyside, writes Joe Malone.

Goals from Evan Garnett and Jonathan Williams were enough to take a point, although with Nailers pushing late on for a winner, there was perhaps a hint of disappointment in the visiting ranks.

Manager Jimmy Albans felt that his side have shown enough in recent weeks to suggest they're good enough to compete in this league, despite already being relegated to Division One South.

"First and foremost it was certainly a deserved draw, and we probably should have gone on and nicked it in the end as I thought we were the better side for long periods today.

"We've said for a few weeks now that we've started Rob Stevenson (pictured) as an orthodox left hand side midfield player, but as games have progressed we've tried to get him into more advanced positions.

"In football, there is one thing you can't defend against and that's pace.

"With Paul Grimes, Evan Garnett and Rob Stevenson running at you, as long as we get the ball in to the right areas, it's very difficult to defend against."

Marine were fortunate to see their second goal stand as the goal scorer collected the ball in an offside position, and Albans claims the officials are making too many basic errors in the game.

"To be fair I don't want to harp on about referees, but there are some very, very simple decisions that in my opinion officials are getting wrong.

"We were also disciplined against Marine, we worked very hard off the ball, and that work rate off the ball is getting better and better, so it's a shame the season is coming to an end as we're building a decent run now.

"We've got some consistency in the side we're picking too.

"We don't have many players out injured and we're not having to cope with suspensions like we did recently with Phil Watt and Laurie Wilson, which meant they missed two games each, and you can now see the consistency in what we're trying to do."

The Nailers final game of the season comes at home to Trafford FC in a battle to ensure they don't finish at the bottom of the table, and Albans has expressed his excitement at the prospect of the game.

"We look forward to it.

"We've looked forward to every game for quite a while.

Where next?

Club Physiotherapist Vacancy Belper Town Football Club requires a suitably qualified physiotherapist to provide full cover for the first team, in readiness for the 2015/16 season
Jimmy's Marine post match thoughts Listen to Belper Town manager, Jimmy Albans, after the Nailers' 2-2 draw at Marine. Link follows.

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