Alvechurch v Rushall Olympic

Fixture Type: Evo-Stik League South Premier Division Central
Kick off: 15:00, Saturday, 26 Jan 2019 at Lye Meadow
Attendance: 179

Referee: Robert Hathaway

Date: Sat 26 Jan 2019

By David Simpson

Football can be cruel at times.

Two Managers - post match interviews

Alvechurch 1-0 Rushall Olympic

Produced by Alvechurch FC

Rushall Olympic view

It was heartbreak for The Pics at the weekend as our dominant display at play-off chasing Alvechurch ended in a last-gasp defeat.
“It was a totally undeserved defeat,” said manager, Liam McDonald. “Football can be cruel at times and on this occasion, we had the majority of the possession, stuck to our game plan and created six good chances from open play and another five from set-pieces, which is a large number for an away game, particularly at a side who are part of the leading pack.

“On top of that we also had a big call for a penalty turned down so it shows how dominant we were. It was an excellent performance but we just didn’t have that bit of luck that we needed when it mattered.
“Credit to Alvechurch, though, because they took their chance and sometimes that’s the way it goes when you are riding the crest of a wave.

As their Chairman said to me after the game; ‘they got out of jail’.

“There were a lot of positives to come out of our display and once again we looked solid as a defensive unit; we stopped them playing their usual game and never allowed them to get a foot-hold into proceedings.

“If we play like we did at the weekend, nine times out of ten we will win. Now the challenge is to reach the same levels in our next game and bounce back with three points.

“We know that our luck will change; the lads have gained plenty of confidence from our recent displays and we’re in good spirits with just one defeat from our last five matches.”