Hollister calls for more consistency from his Hatfield side

PUBLISHED: 16:42 06 November 2012 | UPDATED: 16:59 06 November 2012

Rhys Lawrence turns away after scoring to make it 1-0

Rhys Lawrence turns away after scoring to make it 1-0


HATFIELD Town boss Mike Hollister has called on his troops to improve their concentration levels after suffering a third straight league defeat on Saturday.

Despite Rhys Lawrence netting his first goal since rejoining The Blueboys putting the hosts into the lead, a second half collapse saw AFC Dunstable romp home to a 6-1 victory.

The Beds side will feel that result goes a long way to avenging the FA Vase First Round clash between the two sides, where Hatfield triumphed 3-1.

The result means Hatfield have now conceded 14 goals in their last three league games (2-1 defeat away to Haringey Borough and a 6-1 home loss to Dunstable Town).

Hollister said: “It is just very disappointing; we are a good side for 45 minutes, then we just switch off; the players need to stand up to it.

“I still think we are yet to settle as a squad; we have signed players who have not played yet this season, and so fitness is obviously an issue.

“Obviously people’s work commitments means it is difficult to get a settled side, and a lot of the lads actually work together too.

“It’s certainly something we will all have to look at and see how we can plan for the rest of the season.”

After a few months in the hotseat, Hollister is clear about what this season’s priority should be.

“It’s all about making sure we stay in the [SSML] Premier Division” said the former Enfield 1893 Reserve Team boss.

“We have to start to think about how best to get a settled side, and perhaps there has to be some big decisions taken.

“We have some very good players at the club, but it’s difficult to get them all out there at the same time.”

Dunstable’s scorers, all in the second half, were Ryan Smith (three), Dale Turney (two) and Gareth Harnaman.

Town were scheduled to travel to take on fellow SSML Premier Division outfit Oxhey Jets in the Herts Senior Cup tonight (Tuesday).

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