Whittlesey Athletic 1-0 Azzurri
By Raphael Frascogna
Missed chances cost ICA
ICA Sports FC match result, sponsored by Seven Hair and Body
Co-Manager Frascogna commented:
"A win in this match would have taken us up to 9th spot with the way the other results went so it's a little gutting to lose, especially when on reflection we probably edged it in terms of possession and quality.
"Neither side were at their best and were suffering the loss of key players from their line-up, however we still carved out six or seven goal-scoring opportunities over the 90 minutes, which we didn't convert.
"The goal that we conceded came from a lapse in concentration at the back, failing to get out quickly enough and leaving their goalscorer onside to convert an easy chance.
"We've spoken time and again about switching-off and it is simply not acceptable at this level, where you can - and we were - punished.
"Even if we were winning in this game I'd have been disappointed at the breakdown in our style of play; on numerous occasions we failed to connect the units effectively and there were unacceptable spaces between our lines that Whittlesey were able to exploit.
"We also failed to attack and defend as a complete team, with too much of a disconnect from front to back".
Pictured: star man Gareth Knowles
"Yet whilst it was disappointing to lose, we have to put into context that in September ICA were 4 points clear at the bottom, yet in this game we went toe-to-toe with a side that will be top 4 if they win their games in hand.
"We will be aiming to make amends this Saturday away to a potent Ketton side, with the opportunity to leapfrog them in the league table".
The Azzurri travel to Ketton FC in their next PDFL Premier Division fixture, 2pm kick-off on 2nd February 2019. Click here for more details.