New Winslow boss Mullholland gets first point but rues missed chances

Winslow United player-manager John Mullholland
Winslow United player-manager John Mullholland

Winslow United claimed their first point under John Mullholland at the weekend but the new manager was left disappointed that it wasn’t his first victory.

The Ploughmen created enough chances to be out of sight against Langford but Charlie Flanagan’s penalty was all they had to show for their dominance as the visitors walked away with a point thanks to Sean McMonagle’s early strike.

“Again on another day we would have taken the three points,” said Mullholland afterwards.

“The first ten minutes, we started really bright with a quick tempo and high work-rate and Langford struggled to cope with us, but we just couldn’t quite capitalise on the extra possession.

“Langford to their credit managed to get a goal against the run of play with an excellent cross into the box and we struggled to get the ball down and play some football after that.

“We seemed to panic which is unusual for us but we got a goal back after some nice play up top and Charlie was brought down and a penalty was rightly given which Flanners put away nicely.

“The defence as positioned too deep in the first half but the second was a complete different story, we came out of the blocks really well again but this time we continued to pile the pressure onto Langford.

“Their keeper made some great saves. I think I counted eight or nine very good chances in the second half which with a bit of better quality we would have scored at least half of them.

“Our work-rate and desire to get forward and try and get the three points, I can’t fault, and we limited Langford to very few half chances but unfortunately along with Langford defending resolutely we couldn’t get the goal we needed.

“We are creating a lot of chances and I’m sure it’s a matter of time before we start converting these chances into goals.”