I guess at about 80-100 away fans so the gate was low but tbh our home form is bad so neutrals and non hard core are not coming down! It would help massively if we could add some wingers or just one with pace and a striker with pace who can score ( is that asking too much of a player?). But I am sick of seeing it now and saying it on here! A lot of good hardcore Witton fans are struggling to see why we cannot improve the team, we have a good core of 9-10 players. Where was McKenna today? we miss him! As for the game Shields played well first half pressing us all over the park and scored a good goal, we were struggling in midfield. To my eye, however second half was much more even and we had a few chances but bad luck and poor finishing technique meant we couldn’t find the goal.
Shields deserved the win and I would say having seen all the best teams recently, Warrington look the best side, however Farsley seem to be spending money so might get there! My Mom probably Devine or Gards.
Goalscorers cost money & as like most non league clubs i guess Witton have to live within their budget . Without sounding obvious the club need more fans coming in to generate more money . I think today's crowd figure was affected by 2 home games & a Nantwich game over Christmas /new year & like a football club fans only have so much money .
It was interesting to see our improvement after going to 4 3 3 shape rather than the diamond we try to play. Given that we dont have any wingers so 4-4-2 is not a good option, so once McKenna is back fit is it worth staying with this shape? It might solve the thorny issue with playing Rob and Will upfront that does not and has not worked and it might also increase our goal scoring options ? team could look something like:
Gards, River, Wardle, Matty
Mckenna, Smart, Foley
Owens, Hopley, Jones
Of course we have the options of Cobley instead of Jones, to add a bit off pace to the front three. We really need and Lingouba and Booth to step into midfield as required. Me personally I would give it a go and I would give Cobley a run of games also to see if he can step up to this level. UTA