Frustrating loss for United

Worthing United boss Nigel Geary
Worthing United boss Nigel Geary

WORTHING UNITED Football Club boss Nigel Geary felt his side were well below their best in their home defeat to Pagham on Tuesday evening.

James Irish bagged the only goal on 21 minutes as Jon Tucker’s men took all three points.

United struggled in the clash and failed to create any clear-cut chances in the 90 minutes.

Geary was left frustrated by the manner of United’s loss and said: “It was a really frustrating one for me.

“We were just way below the level I know we can be at.

“It’s a shame because, at home, we fancy our chances against most sides.

“Pagham are a good side but it was a game we were looking to take something from.

“Our usual passing game was off and we failed to test their goalkeeper at all.

“We seem to have struggled with Tuesday night games in the past few weeks but, as a side, it must improve because we have several midweek games coming up next month as well.”

The defeat leaves Mavericks 13th in the Premier Division table.

WORTHING UNITED: Shaw; Marsh, Philpott, Curnow, Taylor; Hayward, Edwards, Fleming; Rose, Blundell, Joesph. Subs: Paterson (Hayward), Hall (Rose), Gilmour (Edwards), Elliott, Evans.

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