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4 October 2016

Club News


4 October 2016

Youth Team Boss praises ruthless second half showing...

Neil Woods praised his side’s killer instinct in the second half of their 3-0 win over Burnley.

In recent weeks the young Saddlers have been the better side but have failed to come away with the right result due to not taking their chances.

However, it all came together on Saturday afternoon as the boys in red and black dominated the second half and put away three goals for all three points.

“I thought second half we were totally dominant and I was pleased with the type of football we played.” Woods said. “Some of the football we played in the second half was tremendous.

We moved it, we had more of a cutting edge to what we were doing.

“We’ve played a lot of good football this season without having that cutting edge and I thought we had that in the second half.

“Burnley played some good stuff in the first half but in the second half we altered things and it worked for us.

“I think in the end the 3-0 score line is probably justified.”

Despite all the attention on their superb second half display, Woods also focused on the first half performance too.

“I think in the first half we were ok.

“We tried something slightly different and changed the formation. It didn’t quite work and I take responsibility for that.

“The boys put the effort and the work in but a few got lost on the pitch but that’s down to us changing tactics.

“I thought the effort and commitment was there and we had a couple of half chances.

“They were quite flat at half time but it was a good learning curve for them because you don’t dominate games for 90 minutes."

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