By Adam Evans
UNIVERSITY of South Wales 4s head coach Callum McGarry was disappointed with his side’s display as they were defeated 2-0 by University of Gloucestershire 2s.
The defeat at the Sport Park has increased relegation worries for USW, who still remain winless and bound to the foot of Western Tier 4B.
USW were narrowly on top in an end-to-end first half but let their standards slip in the second period as two late goals condemned them to yet another defeat.
McGarry expressed his frustration about the home side not being able to execute the basics properly.
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“It was disappointing overall. I thought the first 20 minutes were really good, we came out and the boys did everything that I asked for,” he said.
“We then got caught up in their formation and trying to stop them playing and we didn’t do the basic things that I asked them to do.
“We stopped getting on the ball, we stopped looking to break lines and we were trying to play it over the top which isn’t our strength.
“If we are going to play like that for the rest of the season we may aswell just throw in the towel because we will get relegated.”
USW travel to Hartpury next week who are also fighting to survive in the league and McGarry expects it to be a tough test.
McGarry added: “It’s going to be tough but the boys will do that (motivate) themselves, they’ll train Monday and train hard.
“Next week is going too be tough. Hartpury when they came here they were really well organised, really difficult to play against, their midfield rotation is really good.
“We have really got to look at ourselves over the next seven days and really focus on preparing for Hartpury.”