Young defender says there is still a long way to go

Young defender says there is still a long way to go

Posted on February 16, 2016 in 'News'

ECU defender Ronald Rixer made his second start in this season’s Night Series competition and he said they struggled to control the tempo of the game and gave Armadale too much room in and around the box.

“We just weren’t at the races tonight, things we have worked on all week  wasn’t shown out there, and the lads are really disappointed in the rooms after that we haven’t done our jobs and we’ve let ourselves down,” he said.

“We struggled with the wind in the first half, but it was the same for both teams, we just have to be better than that.”

Turnovers cost them against Armadale and against Perth a week early, but Rixer said they have to work as a team to get the right result. “We didn’t take control of the game at all. Yes we created a few good chances in the second half, but to be honest in the first game we showed we could dominate teams, doing the things we needed to do, but tonight it wasn’t there,” he said.

‘We had no outlet tonight and we turned the ball over to many times, but when we did have our chances unfortunately we weren’t ruthless in front of goal.”

The 17-year-old said things didn’t go to plan and he said it will be back to the training pitch this week to sort things out. “We know it’s only a pre-season competition but the negatives are outweighing the positives at the moment we can see that,” he said.

“We go out each week looking to win games, but there is still a long way to go until the league season starts, and we will work hard on the track to put things right.”