The wait for a win, and even a goal, goes on at Pinchbeck United as they lost their latest Kingfisher Lighting Premier Division Cup game 4-0 at ON Chenecks on Saturday.
It’s played three, lost three, scored none and conceded eight so far in the end of season competition for the Knights who last won a competitive game in September 2019.
Manager Lewis Thorogood had hoped the cup may lead to an up-turn in fortunes for the side he took over last autumn before the Uhlsport United Counties League season was null and voided.
But he still saw positives even in last Saturday’s defeat to Chenecks.
“For the first four minutes we looked strong, we competed, hit the bar and the post and I really felt we could get something from the game,” he said.
“But then we conceded a really disappointing goal just before half time where the goalkeeper made a mistake and it bounced in off their lad.
“We went out for the second half well and had a fantastic chance to score but the ball to Nathan Moss was just behind him, otherwise he’d have had a tap in.
“Then they countered and scored.
“I feel for some of the boys who have been here a bit longer and who haven’t won a competitive game in such a long time.
“The spirit and effort of the team has never stopped though and I want to turn this around and make it right.
“We’re already building for the future.
“All the players want to work and get it right.
“I really appreciate the efforts and we want to get something from these last two games so we can take it in to the next pre-season which will begin very shortly.”
Next up this Saturday Pinchbeck host GNG Oadby Town at the Sir Halley Stewart Field (kick-off 3pm).
While supporters can’t attend, the club is broadcasting fixtures live online via https://s5.citrus3.com:2020/public/footballcommentary
Thorogood added: “We’re currently in a rut and we’re used to losing.
“It’s almost at the stage where we’re going into games expecting to lose and that makes every game difficult, it doesn’t matter who you’re playing.
“They’re a good set of lads who want to do their best.
“It’s about building their confidence.
“The pressure is off us now so let’s go out for these last two games and enjoy the football.
“I’m trying to put out the strongest possible team and drill into them what we want going into next season.
“All I can ask from them is to enjoy it and learn from their mistakes.”