The Toolstation Western Football League
Published 5th October 2011
....the 'harsh' lessons from their 3-2 home defeat against Almondsbury United last Saturday.
Elmore went 1-0 up, courtesy of Luke Passmore's goal, before conceding two in quick succession.
Jordan Havlin restored parity, but as the Eagles hunted for a winner, they were caught out by a long ball from the back and lost a game they should have won.
After an exhilarating start to the season, the Eagles have now lost three games in a row, and while Vinnicombe is remaining upbeat over their form, he admits lessons must be learnt fast from his young team.
"I guess you could call it inexperience," he said. "We gave them three goals really. After taking the lead we looked like we were going to go on and score two or three more and win the game comfortably.
"We did over-play in the wrong areas of the pitch at times. We lost the ball in midfield for the first goal and were caught again for the winner. Harsh lessons need to be learned. We didn't play badly but a 10-minute spell in the first half and a 5-minute spell in the second cost us.
"We said after the game that we needed to concentrate for the entire 93 minutes, 95 minutes or however long the game is and not just for short spells.
"We needed to either see the game out for a draw or make sure we got the win but we lost due to a lapse in concentration.
"We needed a bit of responsibility at times and for someone to just put their boot through the ball and clear our lines.
"They are still young though and they are still learning. I am sure we will lose more games like this in the future but provided we learn something from it, that's the important thing."