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FOOTBALL - Reds suffer disappointing defeat at Kings Langley

Redditch Editorial 13th Mar, 2023 Updated: 13th Mar, 2023   0

REDDITCH United manager Matt Clarke fears the Reds season is petering out after his side were beaten 2-0 by relegation-threatened Kings Langley.

The Reds struggles on the road continued at the weekend as two goals from Andronicos Georgiou, the first of which came from the penalty spot, handed Kings the points at the Orbital Fasteners Stadium.

And boss Clarke was disappointed with his side’s performance as Redditch failed to win for a ninth successive away game in the league.

Clarke said: “It’s another away defeat, it’s disappointing, we must have given more penalties away than any team in our league this season.

“We didn’t look a threat up front, we spoke last week as a group and we had a meeting and felt like we addressed a few things.

“The season is doing what we didn’t want it to do, it’s petering out, the group of players I’ve got are better than that, I take full responsibility as a manager.

“I question a number of the boys in the dressing room at the moment, they are performing way below the levels they set earlier in the season.

“It’s our responsibility as staff to get them over the finishing line and get that extra 15 or 20 per cent, we need a little bit of a lift and it’s important that we find that little bit extra.”

Georgiou opened the scoring on 37 minutes when he smashed the ball home from the penalty spot after Ioan Richards was penalised for a push.

And Georgiou sealed the points for Kings in style on 74 minutes as he flicked the ball over his shoulder and fired a half volley into the top left corner.

The results leaves the Reds in 10th place in the Southern League Premier Central table.

Redditch are next in action away at Needham Market on Tuesday, March 14 with kick-off at 7.45pm at Bloomfields.


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