HORSHAM YMCA boss Mark Hawthorne says the focus will be on getting his team organised for the remainder of the season.
The newly installed manager admitted Saturday’s 3-1 loss at AFC Uckfield was one to write off, as Nick Sullivan’s crisp volley proved to be only a consolation. And after replacing Sammy Donnelly earlier in the month, Hawthorne knows he has his work cut out to improve upon YM’s current league position of 15th, never mind avoid a relegation battle.
Hawthorne said: “We didn’t play well and didn’t deserve anything out of the game on Saturday. They were soft goals, but that is not too much to worry about, we were not being ripped apart and these problems can be solved. The fact we had four you team players on proves two things: that the squad is stretched; and that there is problem with bringing the youngsters in, most of them came out of it with credit.”
“I think we do offer the players a lot terms of improving their game. In any level of football organisation is important, but particularly in the County League. I there is ability and goals in this team and we need to work on organisation. We need points and there is no shying away from that.”