Terry Sedge Reacts: Whitstable Performance / Penalties / Unlucky Ramsgate / Injury News / Hythe Town
Ramsgate’s Assistant Development Coach, Terry Sedge, has reacted to Saturday’s 1-1 draw at home to Whitstable Town in the Isthmian League.
“I’m a little bit fed up of saying the same thing every week. Once again, it was a game of two halves.” He said.
“I will be very pleased when we put in a good 90 minute performance instead of a 45 or 60 minute performance.”
“We weren’t at the races for the first 20-25 minutes and the goal we conceded early on was obviously very unfortunate for us and Rob [Saunders].”
“Miller took his goal well just before half-time, but it was a much, much better second half and we should’ve won the game to be honest.”
“Everybody accepts it’s a massive opportunity missed, especially in the circumstances but it just seemed like it wasn’t our day.”
Ramsgate were guilty of missing two penalties in the second half, all in the space of four minutes.
“If you don’t lift your penalties off the ground, subsequently you give the keeper a much better chance to make the save.”
“We have to be honest and say that both were poor efforts, but credit to Dan Eason also for correctly guessing where they’d go each time.”
“So in the future, all players will have the understanding to keep their penalties off the ground and Roman [Campbell] and Ashley [Miller] both owe us all a beer!”
Would it be fair to just simply say Ramsgate were unlucky?
“I think that’s entirely fair, we really deserved all 3 points, particularly for the way we performed in the second half.”
“I don’t really want to keep mentioning it, but had the two penalties gone in, it would’ve been a comfortable victory for us.”
“However, we always look at the positives as well - it’s another point and each point this season will be vital.”
Are there any new injury concerns?
“We had to bring Charlie [Hallett] off in the first half as he had a swollen knee following a poor challenge. He was iced up and the situation will be monitored in the coming days.”
“I’m hopeful it won’t be too serious but dead legs can be very painful so we need to see how he goes.”
How will you approach Hythe Town next week?
“I told the players after the match to think about the transition from the first-half to second-half.”
“If we play like we did in the second-half on Saturday for 90 minutes against Hythe, I’m in no doubt that we’ll pick up all three points.”