WGC bosses delighted with first three points
PUBLISHED: 15:48 14 August 2008 | UPDATED: 22:09 26 October 2009
WITH the first league game out of the way, WGC manager Dave Cooper and chairman Alan Thomas were delighted to get three points after the 3-2 victory over Hanwell Town. However, it was a game the Citizens nearly threw away after taking a 3-0 half-time lead
WITH the first league game out of the way, WGC manager Dave Cooper and chairman Alan Thomas were delighted to get three points after the 3-2 victory over Hanwell Town.
However, it was a game the Citizens nearly threw away after taking a 3-0 half-time lead, so there will still be plenty for former Luton Town and Exeter City utility player Cooper to work on.
"Even though we were 3-0 up, we still had to do more, and in the second half we got very complacent and nearly threw the game away.
"The fitness levels of the players are diabolical at the moment, and it's a big worry, so is certainly something we need to work on.
"We need a 'train hard, play hard' attitude, and at the moment I don't think it is quite there. I was extremely disappointed that no one could keep the ball in the second half, and there is still a lot of work to do.
"But I am delighted with the three points."
The Citizens squad looks stronger in terms of numbers than it ever has done, with competition for places so intense that crowd favourite, and long-serving City stalwart Richard Texeira could only make the bench on Saturday.
And chairman Alan Thomas hopes the win can be a sign of things to come for the season.
He said: "It's great to get that first win, and I'm pleased for Coops (Dave Cooper) that we got the points.
"I'd like to thank Bush Hall who have kindly sponsored the club for the coming season; it's brilliant to get another sponsor on board, and we welcome anyone who wants to get on board and support the club.
"Also, I'd like to put on record out continued thanks to Netherdown Homes who will again be sponsoring the kit for the season."
With an important three points in the opening game, the club will be hoping for success both on and off the field for the upcoming SSMFL Premier League campaign.