Litherland REMYCA assistant manager Paul Bowes has found positives in their performance despite their frustrating defeat to FC Isle of Man.
The REMY lead against last season’s playoff winners after Johnny Foy’s deflected effort curled beyond Dean Kearns.
In the absence of Colin McDonald, Bowes was in the dugout alongside Mikey Ordish, but it wasn’t to be after a goal in each half proved to be the difference.
The hosts were on top for a lot of the contest with Christopher Bass’ as they came close through Jamie McDonald, Chris Lomax, Paul Speed and two efforts from Jamie Hay.
But the visitors turned around their fortunes thanks to goals from Ste Whitley and Jack Camarda.
As a result of the turnaround, it succumb REMYCA to straight defeats after they were edged out by Bury AFC in their season opener on Saturday.
“To have eight, nine clear cut chances, only scored one and concede two or three chances it’s hard to take,” Bowes spoke of his frustration to Off The Park following the defeat. “But another day, we score seven goals there.”
MATCH REPORT: Litherland REMYCA 1-2 FC Isle of Man
With the scores level in the first-half, Lomax bore down on goal, one-on-one with the Ravens goalkeeper but couldn’t find the back of the net, he added: “He’s gone through one-on-one and said he can’t see a thing with the sun setting at the other end but the ‘keepers stood tall to be fair and saved it. Chances like that, we’ve got to bury them, got to bury them if we’re going to do anything.
“It wasn’t a 2-1 game, it was 8-7, 8-2 maybe. We’ve just got to put our chances away. With time, George (Lomax) and Jamie (McDonald) haven’t had much of a pre-season so they’re just getting going but now they’ve only had one game each in pre-season, it might take them another game to get going but they’ve got to do it faster and need a goal off them Saturday.
“It’s positive for us, we know we’re better than the results we’ve had the last two games,” he continued on the performance. “We know we should’ve got something out of Bury and we know we should’ve got something out of there (FC Isle of Man).
“We’ve got to start creating chances and not be at each other’s throats in the changing rooms – to be fair the lads haven’t been on top of each other, they’re gutted there. We don’t come in expecting to be beat, we want to win games.”