Points do not reflect performances

Brackley Town deal with another Corby Town attack but it's a lack of goals which is the concern
Brackley Town deal with another Corby Town attack but it's a lack of goals which is the concern
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Saints boss Kevin Wilkin has seen his side produce the performances but not the points to go with them.

Tuesday’s 3-0 defeat at Vanarama National League North leaders Solihull Moors means Saints have taken just two points from their last five games.

Every club wants a goal scorer and that’s something we need to look around for

Saints boss Kevin Wilkin

Following Tuesday’s defeat, Wilkin said: You cannot give the leaders two soft goals so early and expect to get something from the game. They are the leaders for a reason, they wanted to keep a clean sheet even when they were 3-0 up and they have the players to get goals.

“It needed to be us getting the third goal of the game not them after the restart. But my players didn’t throw the towel in because we could have conceded more goals and that would have dented our confidence even more.”

Looking back on Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Corby Town, Wilkin was again left ruing his side’s inability to turn possession into goals.

Saints led through Tom Winters’ second half goal but they were pegged back by a Kalern Thomas late strike at a rain-swept Steel Park.

He said: “The late goal has cost us the three points and it’s disappointing because we have had so much dominance in the game. To only have one goal to show for the possession and opportunities is obviously disappointing.

“We got into the last third almost at will at times but we haven’t shown that bit of ruthlessness you need to make the difference. To win games you have to be ruthless in both boxes.

“And to only have two points out of 12 from four games over the festive period doesn’t reflect the way we have played and the qualities we have shown. But we haven’t scored enough goals and that’s something we need to address.

“Every club wants a goal scorer and that’s something we need to have a look around for. They aren’t easy to find at this stage but we will keep working at it.”