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Colwall staying calm after loss
4:00pm Thursday 1st November 2012 in Football
CAUSEWAY United boss Richard Colwall claims there’s no cause for concern despite his side suffering another Midland Alliance defeat.
The reverse was their ninth in 13 starts this term as they went down 3-2 at Heath Hayes.
Colwall said: “There’s no problem with the ability at Causeway. All we have to do is produce our cup form in league games.”
However, Colwall was less than impressed by the fact Causeway twice surrendered the lead at Heath Hayes following goals from Scott Devlin and Scott Stevenson.
He added: “The playing conditions weren’t good and the game developed into a bit of battle at the end.”
Colwall could point to an ever growing list of absentees at Heath Hayes with Matty Aston, Adam Meecham and Chris Field all unavailable, while Aaron Lloyd was still suspended.
In addition to that, Colwall doesn’t expect to have injured Stourbridge loanee Adam Ward back playing for another four to six weeks.
As a result, Colwall has signed versatile Chris Seekings from Halesowen Town together with Tividale striker Spencer Blackham.
Both look set to feature against Coventry Sphinx this Saturday at Stourbridge’s Amblecote ground.
Meanwhile, Cradley Town manager Adrian Mander was adamant the 5-0 reverse his side suffered at West Midland League leaders Black Country Rangers had no real bearing on the game.
Mander said: “I thought we played the better football, but they scored three times in the last five minutes which didn’t paint a proper picture of how the game went.
“The only difference proved Rangers front pair of Steve Bowes and Liam Hughes who were clinical in front of goal.
“We had the better chances but didn’t take them, while they took there’s. It made the scoreline unfair.”
Cradley’s cause wasn’t helped with the absence of central defenders Craig Jones and Chris Benbow through injury.
Mander expects Jones to recover in time to face Bromyard Town at Beeches View Avenue on Saturday as Cradley embark on a sequence of four home matches.