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Why are we conceding goals so late

Postby CyprusHawk » Sat Oct 10, 2020 5:04 pm

Last 2 games 2-0 against Horsham conceded in injury time but held on to get to next round then again today 2-0 up with 90mins on clock surely 3 pts but alas 2 goals in 2 injury time minutes meant we left Draper Tools Stadium with just a point!! Gutted! Maidstone missed a penalty I understand so we could have lost! We needed that 3rd goal!! Can't believe 3 goals conceded in last 2 games all in injury time?!?!? We need to concentrate at the end because we are clearly not doing that!
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Re: Why are we conceding goals so late

Postby montyles » Sat Oct 10, 2020 5:08 pm

This reminded me of the Bradbury era, we go in front, think thats it, sit back, and then concede late. it seems to me we need to score at least 3 to feel comfortable.
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Re: Why are we conceding goals so late

Postby trevorfj » Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:21 pm

I guess CyprusHawk is correct to identify a lack of concentration as the problem. But then Maidstone probably felt that a draw was no less than they deserved. Off the pitch management have been working miracles during difficult times. I salute them for the new surface and providing free streaming for season ticket holders. There are lessons here for Premiership and Championship clubs. A repeat of last season's home form would be disappointing and poor value for money. Come on you Hawks, pull your socks up and get stuck in for 90+ minutes. I notice that three ex-Hawks players each scored for Dorking Wanderers who top the table. I hope it proves to be a long season and a successful one for the Hawks.
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Re: Why are we conceding goals so late

Postby CyprusHawk » Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:53 pm

In fact 3 ex Hawks got all the goals in the Dorking 3-1 win against Slough - as Ed Harris scored an own goal as well! Wow!
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Re: Why are we conceding goals so late

Postby Allen » Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:41 pm

Concentration, fitness, not good enough, management, arrogance, fatigue, etc the net has 100s of reasons why teams concede in the last few minutes. Worth a google.

Half time of a marathon is 20 miles, a 72 hole golf championship is with 9 to go, of a 400 metre race is with 100 to go ETC ETC So strange to think half time of a football match is after 45 minutes !
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