Terry Sedge - We Were Not at Our Best Against Sittingbourne, but we Got the Job Done
Ramsgate’s Assistant Development Coach, Terry Sedge, has reacted to Tuesday night’s tight victory away to Sittingbourne FC in the first round of the Kent Senior Cup.
“I think we made hard work of Tuesday's game. The first half particularly wasn’t good enough,” Terry said.
“We changed the shape of the team, I wanted the lads to try something different and I don’t think they really bought into it to be fair.”
“That said, It’s something that we haven’t worked on properly in training yet.”
“We lacked that cutting edge, we lacked quality and we lacked application from the players. I told the lads that at half-time and they know it wasn’t good enough. They’re much much better than that.”
“We changed the formation in the second half after making a couple of substitutions and as a whole it was a much better half than the first,”
“I thought we were more compact, we utilised the ball a little bit better but the build up to the final third was not good enough unfortunately and that’s why it went to penalties.”
“We’ve got lots of quality in this side, in that changing room we have a quality squad, but it’s finding how we keep that balance and shape to be on our A-game.”
“We are working on stuff at the moment, hopefully next week we can put some sessions together and work on the things that need working on.”
Ramsgate were not at their best on Tuesday night and that was evident throughout, but Terry was pleased his side could still do the business on the night.
“It’s got to be a positive that when we aren’t at our best and drop below the standards that I and the players themselves set, we can still get the job done.”
“We now turn our attention to Saturday when we take on Burgess Hill, but I am delighted to be in the next round of the Kent Senior Cup.”