Amateurs respond to soul searching session

Cottesmore Amateur v Earl Shilton Albion. Photo: Cottesmore FC EMN-151003-104324001
Cottesmore Amateur v Earl Shilton Albion. Photo: Cottesmore FC EMN-151003-104324001

Cottesmore Amateurs could have been forgiven for thinking it was the same old story on Saturday when they went behind to Earl Shilton Albion before half time but they showed spirit to rally and snatch a much needed 2-1 win.

In their last run out at Rogues Park Cottesmore had put in the worst performance manager Neil Miller had ever seen from his side so to comeback and win on Saturday was some turn around.

The hosts started the game well, playing with increased tempo and accuracy compared to their poor performance against Houghton Rangers in the Leicestershire Senior League Premier.

But Scott Machin gave the visitors the lead, however in the second half Danny Seals scored a header from a Jordan Smith corner before Andre Fontura raced onto a through-ball to score the winner.

Cottesmore manager Neil Miller said the attitude was completely different from moment he walked into the changing rooms compared to their last game.

He said: “Everything looks a little more rosy after three points. When you are in the position we are three points are three points. It wasn’t the greatest game in the world but we have to win and beat what’s in front of us.

“They were having a good run of form so it’s a good result for us. We thought more about our football.”

The Cottesmore manager said ultimately it’s his job to deliver results and he has taken the time off to assess his role in helping the team win.

He said he plans to work harder to out-think the opposition for the remaining games of the season.

Miller said: “By using our brains we can get a head start.

“We had done our homework well and the response was good.”

Cottesmore have another weekend off this week before two away days. First up is Blaby & Whetstone Athletic Reserves followed by GNG.