Poppies boss Glover ‘worried’ by missed chances as pressure grows
The Poppies’ appalling away form in the Vanarama National League North continued as they slipped to a 2-0 defeat against one of their fellow strugglers.
The loss resulted in Glover’s team dropping back into the bottom four ahead of what looks to be another pivotal showdown with second-from-bottom Blyth Spartans at Latimer Park on Saturday.
Bobby Johnson and Tom Allan grabbed the goals to seal Farsley’s first home win of the campaign and leave the Poppies still searching for their first victory on the road this season while they have now conceded 17 goals in their last four away games in all competitions.
And boss Glover, who now seems to be coming under increasing pressure from the club’s fans, said: “What we spoke about coming into it was ‘can we create and do X, Y and Z?’ and we did it. But the thing is, we didn’t take them.
“They have had a few chances at the end that could have made it worse but we have had a one v one and some really good opportunities and we’ve not taken them and if you don’t take your chances you’re always going to be under pressure.
“I am worried, very worried about us not scoring a goal. I am worried that we haven’t been good enough in both boxes.
“We have played with a back three and a back four. We went with a back four here and I thought we performed really well in terms of going forward and getting opportunities.
“Maybe we should have taken more from the game. It’s hard for me to stand here and describe it. The supporters will look at clips and say ‘what game is he on about?’
“But we were dominant in large periods. I don’t know how many chances or efforts at goal we have had but I bet it’s as high as we had at Buxton when we scored two goals.
“I am really disappointed we didn’t get a goal. If we got one, I felt we would go on and win and that’s the truth.
“But we’re not ruthless enough in both boxes. We need to be better in both boxes and that’s the key.”