Reynolds questions his side’s attitude after heavy defeat

Dale Butler
Dale Butler

Winslow boss Scott Reynolds accused some of his players of “giving up when the going gets tough” after their 7-1 defeat at the hands of Edgware Town in SSML Division One on Saturday.

Aside from Dale Butler’s equaliser in the first half, the visitors never looked like coping with the pace and power of an Edgware side who sit just five places above Winslow in ninth.

Speaking after the match, Reynolds said: “Nobody that played can say that they had a good game or a positive impact on the team’s overall performance.

“We were okay for 20-30 minutes in the first half, but apart from that we were poor. We still have too many players who give up when the going gets tough.

“These are key players and are completely different people when we are in front or playing against the lowly sides. Too nice and too soft, I wouldn’t take half of our lot to war with me if it looked like we were up against it.”

The thumping defeat ended Winslow’s three game winning run that had seen them pull away from the relegation zone and up to 14th place in the table, but Reynolds is keen to kick-on.

“We have three games left, nine points to play for and I expect at least two wins,” he added.

“That would finish this season off nicely, but to show progress we must start turning up and being prepared to physically match the better sides.

“I want to see evidence that the current team can take the next step and compete in the top half of the league next year. Some of our players continue to prove that they may not be capable of doing that.

“I don’t want to be scraping by again next season, I want to be up there in the correct section of the league table and therefore I’m on the lookout and talking to players and additional staff to make the correct alterations if necessary.”