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Burley - I wish season was over
4:00pm Thursday 5th April 2012 in Football
CAUSEWAY United still have hope of a top-four finish in the Midland Alliance but boss Carl Burley admits he wishes the season was already over.
His side face an important Easter double bill when they host Alvechurch on Saturday and then visit Tividale, who currently occupy fourth, on Monday.
But Burley is already looking forward to the summer after admitting his team have dropped too many “silly points” over the course of the campaign.
He said: “If I’m being honest I wish the season was over.
“I’m a bit disappointed with the way things have gone and it feels like the last few games will be just going through the motions.
“Overall I can’t be too dispirited and the players have given everything.
“But I think over the last month we have let ourselves down a bit in the way we’ve let points slip away.
“I’m already looking to build for next season and want to get on with things really.”
Burley’s mood was not helped as his side were once again stung at The Beehive by Studley last Saturday.
The venue has not been kind to Causeway over the years and they once again beaten, going down 4-2 after being three down at the break.
Burley added: “It’s always been somewhere we have struggled.
“But we shot ourselves in the foot with the way we played in the first-half.
“We got it back to 3-2 with about 15 minutes to go and I thought we might go on to win.
“But they scored again to finish us off.”
Cradley Town bounced back from late disappointment at Lye Town last Saturday to hammer six without reply past Sporting Khalsa on Tuesday night.
The Hammers were rocked by a late rally from the hosts in Lye, who scored twice in the final 10 minutes after Cradley had been leading 1-0.
But they took their frustrations out on Khalsa, as Richard Thomas-Robinson scored four and Will Tibbetts also notched a brace in an emphatic win.