Macorison: End product was Railway’s downfall

Harrogate Railway manager Des Macorison

Des Macorison believed Harrogate Railway’s end product was their undoing in the FA Vase defeat to West Allotment Celtic.

Macorison’s Railway controlled the possession count, but failed to take advantage and lost 4-0 – with two of Celtic’s goals coming in the final ten minutes.

“I’ve said to the players that we’re having all this possession and looking good with it, but we’re not making the right final decisions,” Macorison told Non League Yorkshire.

“Instead playing it across the ground, we’re trying to clip it. When the ball is going at mid-height, how do you control it? It made it easy for them.

“We need to start getting it on the carpet because in patches it was really good. West Allotment were a good side, but I believe we got caught flat a couple of times.

“It wasn’t our day. They were clinical, I think they only missed a couple of chances. They hit the post, the goalkeeper (Joe Wilton) made one-or-two saves.

“I thought we were the better side, but I don’t think we deserved to win it. We didn’t really test their goalkeeper. But at half-time I thought we would go on and win it. I thought we were in a position to turn it around.”

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