Danylysyzn wants Tamworth to be more ruthless and banish ‘cruel’ defeat to Banbury

(Credit: Richard Bowcott/Lambs Media)

Andrew Danylyszyn wants Tamworth to show their ruthless streak against Needham Market on Saturday and put their heavy defeat to Banbury well and truly behind them.

The Lambs went into the game on the back of their FA Trophy win against Colne at the weekend.

But they suffered a four-goal defeat at the hands of their ruthless visitors to record a fourth league loss of the season.

And Danylyszyn believes the final score didn’t tell the whole picture of the game.

“I thought for 40-odd minutes we were the better team,” he said.

“We created chances but we’ve got to take them chances when we’ve dominated the first half. Banbury were not really in our half, and I thought the tempo we played at was really good in that period. 

“[For the first goal] could we have got out and pressed it a bit quicker? Maybe. Could we have responded better to the rebound for the second goal? Maybe.

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“We come out in the second half and I’m telling the lads to continue playing how they had before the first two goals because the energy was really good.

“The team felt hard done by. They came in at half time and couldn’t believe that they were two goals down because of the dominance they had. 

“When the third goal went in, I’m looking at the fact Banbury have had four shots and three of them have gone in. 

“But football is a cruel game and momentum is the key. The third goal kills the momentum of our team because we don’t feel we deserve to be three down.”

With a trip to Needham Market up next on Saturday, Danylysyzn is confident they can move on at the first attempt.

“I have to put the defeat into perspective,” he said.

Andrew Danylyszyn (Credit: Paul Barber)

“It’s a defeat that hurts big time because of how hard we’re working and the manner we lost tonight. I don’t look and get a negative feeling, it’s more about moving on and looking towards the next game.

“In the first half, nobody can tell me where we played bad because we didn’t. We played really well, and we were on top of the game.

“Recently we’ve been getting results and the performance levels haven’t been as high as they were in that first half – but football can be cruel at times.

“We’ve got to make sure we’re more ruthless in front of goal when we get those chances.”

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