Lacey pleased with progress

Pre-Season Friendlies Colney Heath 1 Kings Langley 2 Colney Heath 4 Flackwell Heath 2 COLNEY Heath boss Scott Lacey says there is a great team spirit building at the club. The Magpies have been busy over the last week taking on Kings Langley and Flackwel

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Colney Heath 1 Kings Langley 2

Colney Heath 4 Flackwell Heath 2

COLNEY Heath boss Scott Lacey says there is a great team spirit building at the club.


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The Magpies have been busy over the last week taking on Kings Langley and Flackwell Heath as part of their pre-season schedule.

John Donoghue was on target for Heath as they lost 2-1 at home to an experienced Kings Langley side but it was the team performance, and in particular the display of debutant Ian Cooper, who scored two goals in the 4-2 win over Flackwell, that has got the Magpies management excited. "Saturday was a much improved performance," Lacey told the Herts Advertiser.

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"Ian Cooper started for the first time and had an instant impact. He scored two goals in the first half and they were both created by him. He takes people on and he's quick and he gives us something different. He's a big plus for us.

"We switched our left back, young Barry Dowling, to centre half and he was outstanding. He's another great option for us."

Lacey was frustrated with the two goals his side conceded on Saturday and says his team must learn from their mistakes.

"I was disappointed with the two goals we conceded because they were duplicates. I don't mind them making mistakes but to let it happen again is sloppy.

"The second half was much better though and we kept a clean sheet."

Lacey says he and joint-boss Wes Awad are still looking to make a couple of additions to the squad before the season starts but is delighted with how pre-season has gone so far.

"The squad is in great spirits. We've got an PE Teacher/Army sergeant in to work with the lads and he's been a big plus.

"The lads are staying behind for a drink more than ever and there is a real team spirit.

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