New boss Mulholland confident Winslow will climb up the table

John Mulholland
John Mulholland

New Winslow United player-manager John Mulholland suffered defeat in both of his first two games in charge this week.

Mulholland has taken on the role after previous manager Scott Reynolds resigned last week.

But it’s not been the ideal start for Mulholland, whose side lost 1-0 to Harpenden on Saturday before going down to Chesham United Reserves 2-1 on Tuesday.

Mulholland scored in that second defeat and said afterwards:“I’m only two games into my reign as manager and we have showed already in the last two games that we can compete with the best in the league.

“Our league position is definitely not a true reflection of Winslow United and I have no doubts that we will soon start turning our chances into goals and start picking up the points and climb the table.

“Tuesday’s game was another which could have gone either way. Chesham were a very well organised young side with bags of energy.

“The first half I thought we were the better side and in control, we had eight or nine corners and could have scored three or four just from them. Unfortunately we didn’t take our chances again.

“Chesham took the lead against the run of play when I myself tried to control the ball and somehow missed it and it went straight through to their forward and he finished cleanly.

“It was nice for me to finally get on the scoresheet for Winslow, it’s something that I should be doing more of personally on set pieces.

“I thought we were going to push on after the first half display but we just didn’t get out of the changing rooms and Chesham took the lead again with a quick break.

“We have had two very tough games against top five opposition and yes we lost the two games but I strongly believe that had we taken our chances it could have easily been six points taken, unfortunately this didn’t happen.

“But we are not far away from being a top six side in my opinion and we have a great bunch of lads that are willing to learn and work for each other, it’s a shame the season isn’t far off from finishing.”

Winslow, who are 15th in SSML Division One and were also due to play on Thursday before the weather intervened, host Langford on Saturday.