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Chris Hardy reflects on a poor performance at Nantwich

Whitby Town manager, Chris Hardy admitted that his side put in a “poor performance” in Saturday’s 4-1 defeat at Nantwich Town.

Hardy believes that issues in all positions were a key reason as to why his team lost so heavily against a side who were yet to really get going in the new Evo-Stik Premier season.

The Blues came into the match after narrowly beating a strong Stalybridge Celtic side in a game where they were put under severe pressure in the second half, which made this game all the more disappointing.

“It has to be said, it was a poor performance,” admitted Hardy.

“From a game that should have suited us with it being open and no long balls being played. We spent the first 45 minutes in a spin, trying to work out the formation.

“It was basic, albeit unorthodox. We got that addressed in the half-time interval and felt that we had a reaction, got back into the game but we didn’t seem to do enough in front of goal.”

The Blues manager also mentioned about how important it is to have consistency across the entire side with Jimmy Beadle and Junior Mondal being the only notable players performing on the day.

Hardy expressed about how he needs his full starting eleven to be consistent in order to get positive results on a more regular basis.

“If we’re consistent, we ultimately have a greater chance of winning games of football,” said Hardy.

“Today, I only saw a few performances that were where I wanted them to be with everything else being below par which isn’t good for getting a result.

“Today, we came out ending up on the wrong end of the scoreline due to these low consistency levels across the entire team which isn’t good enough”

As previously mentioned, Hardy rued chances missed throughout the game, his side creating very little. Matty Tymon appeared to have the best chance from open play very early on.

This bright start was the only real positive play to be taken from the game, with Whitby taking very little throughout the course of the ninety.

“We had half-chances, but nothing clear cut,” Hardy said, much to his frustration.

“We didn’t seem to have a real potency about what we were doing today which is disappointing but the forward line was starved and we didn’t seem to get going.

“We really did make a mess of it today,” Hardy concluded.

Watch Chris Hardy’s post-Nantwich Town interview on the Whitby Town Facebook Page.