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Moore: "We need a clinical finisher"

Quotes from Eastleigh boss Ronnie Moore following the 3-0 defeat at home to Chester.

“We’ve shot ourselves in the foot.

“For me that team (Chester) is there to be beaten. You’re not telling me they’re 3-0 better than we are, but we’ve killed ourselves today.

“When you go 1-0 down you can’t go gung-ho, you’ve got to keep your shape. But we’ve had the two full-backs bombing on and the centre-backs going two for two and any counter-attack is going to cause you problems.

“The first goal should never happen. Parts and Couls (were there), one of them goes to sleep and the lad goes clean through. But we’ve had loads of opportunities like that to get the ball in the box and we’ve hit the first man how many times?

“We’ve got strikers trying to walk the ball in instead of taking a snap-shot when it’s there. We’ve got to be more ruthless.

“We’ve had 20-odd crosses into Chester’s box and never really tested their keeper.

“They’d not been anywhere near our goal until they scored their first.

“Before they score, I was thinking this could be three or four here – not for them, for us.

“They were sitting so deep they never looked like scoring.

“If we’d scored first, we’d have won by five, but we make it so hard for ourselves.

“For me, we need a clinical finisher and if we don’t get one of those sharpish, then it’s going to be tough.

“We’ve got five strikers but nobody stands out as the automatic.

“(Mikael) Mandron’s scored five in six, but he hardly had a shot today. If I’m a striker, I want to be having six, seven or eight shots a game.

“We’ve been looking for months (for a goal scorer) but it’s very hard trying to get one because everybody wants the scorers. We have to keep looking, keep asking and keep knocking on doors.”

"We need a clinical finisher - and sharpish" says Eastleigh boss Moore

SHOT-SHY Eastleigh need a clinical finisher - and fast - if they are to get out of the Vanarama National League. That message came through loud and clear from manager Ronnie Moore after his expensively assembled Spitfires side had been humbled 3-0 at home by Chester yesterday - their worst home result of the season.


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