Mile Oak made to pay for ‘dreadful’ defending

Jamie Watts
Jamie Watts

MILE OAK Football Club were made to pay for conceding two soft goals when they lost 3-1 at home to Langney Wanderers in Southern Combination League Division 1 last night.

The visitors went ahead through Gianluca Del-Gaudio on 35 minutes but it was the two second half goals which really disappointed Oak boss Anthony Whittington.

Adam Byrne was left unmarked to score from inside the six-yard box after a long throw on 49 minutes, before Paul Rogers was also left unmarked and ran through to score on the hour.

Oak got a goal back when Jamie Watts scored a penalty, after a foul on Jack Arnold, but Langney defended well to hold on for all three points.

Whittington said: “We matched them for long periods but gave away a couple of awful goals in the second half.

“If I wasn’t the manager, I’d have laughed at how bad the defending was. It was just dreadful and it was a frustrating evening.

“It was a game where we could have maybe come away with a point and got away with it if we hadn’t conceded those two goals.

“They were a big, strong and physical side, with pace, and I thought they were really good, though.”

MILE OAK: Stenning; MacDonald, Turley-George, Hall, Gillingham; Pulling, Wedge-Bull, Skinner, Arnold; Dine, Watts. Subs: May, Shepherd, Pullinger (MacDonald, Pulling, Gillingham 65).

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