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Errors costly for Debenham

Manager Leon Moore has called on his Debenham LC players to cut out the errors that have cost them so dearly during their opening two matches of the new season.


The Hornets have returned zero points from home clashes against the newly-promoted pairing of Lakenheath and Harleston Town, who have recorded 3-2 and 3-1 victories respectively.

In terms of his team’s overall performance Moore has few complaints, but it is the mistakes that are giving him cause for concern.

“We have not been outplayed in either game,” said Moore.

“We are just making individual errors at costly times and they are being punished.

“These issues need to be addressed – you have to be honest with the players because they appreciate that.

“We cannot sit back and accept it because we are all here to wins games of football.

“The lads that made the mistakes have apologised and it speaks volumes about the type of people and players they are.

“It is a young squad and we need to be patient. I am confident it will come good.”

Brendon Heath and Jack Seccombe were on target during Debenham’s Thurlow Nunn League First Division North opener against Lakenheath on Saturday.

And on Tuesday evening it was goals from Kyle Baker, Lawrence Cheese and Nathan Stone that sealed all three points for Adam Gusterson’s Harleston side.

Next on the agenda for Debenham is a trip to early leaders Wisbech St Mary tomorrow (3pm), with new signing from Kirby Muxloe – defender Lewis Taylor – included in the squad.

* Tuesday’s away triumph saw Hadley & Ottaway Anglian Combination Premier Division champions Harleston bounce back at the first time of asking from their opening-day 3-1 defeat at home to Swaffham Town.

The visitors went in front early on through Nick Castellan, but Harleston’s response was swift and they were level in just the eighth minute thanks to Connor Delaney.

However, Castellan struck again in the second half and a further goal from Alex Vincent saw off the challenge from the home side, who had a penalty saved when the score was locked at 1-1.

Downham Town will be Harleston’s visitors tomorrow (3pm).

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