Lacey frustrated

PUBLISHED: 18:12 24 February 2010 | UPDATED: 14:56 06 May 2010

Matt Courbould gets in a challenge. Photo by Krishan Bhungar.

Matt Courbould gets in a challenge. Photo by Krishan Bhungar.

SSML Premier Division Colney Heath 0 Hatfield Town 2 COLNEY Heath boss Scott Lacey says the wheels have fallen off after seeing his side slip to a 2-0 defeat to local rivals Hatfield Town. Goals from Lewis Field and John McGrandles in the 13th and 14th

SSML Premier Division

Colney Heath 0 Hatfield Town 2

COLNEY Heath boss Scott Lacey says the "wheels have fallen off" after seeing his side slip to a 2-0 defeat to local rivals Hatfield Town.

Goals from Lewis Field and John McGrandles in the 13th and 14th minute sealed the win for the visitors and Lacey believed Hatfield were worthy winners.

"After the goals, we never looked like coming back. They rose their game for the derby and we didn't. Pound for pound they were better than us.

"I'm the biggest critic of officials but they were outstanding. They handled a potentially difficult game superbly."

Saturday's defeat was Heath's third in their last four games and Lacey admits the season is in danger of fading away.

"The wheels have fallen off. You tell players what you want them to do but they switch off. I suppose if players were that good they wouldn't be playing for Colney Heath.

"People under estimate this level. As soon as you switch off they'll do you.

"If you look at our last six matches, we're a bottom three side."

Heath face the difficult trip up to Royston this weekend, a team Lacey rates highly. The Crows are in a bad run of form themselves following their FA Vase exit.

"I think they've got the Vase hangover but I rate them as the best playing side in the league. They'll get the ball down and look to play.

"We're quite one dimensional and teams have found us out. We need a Plan B in the locker."

"We gave the lads a break from football on Tuesday, but they'll be back in on Thursday when we'll do two hours and prepare properly for Saturday.


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