FOOTBALL: Chairman calls for a ‘vast improvement’

LANGTOFT chairman Barry Woodthorpe has called for a “vast improvement” after Saturday’s 3-0 reverse at Hampton Sports.

United had won their previous two games but the trip to Hampton was one to forget.

They lost captain Ash Philips with a leg injury early on and despite creating numerous chances were held at 0-0 through until half time.

A bad defensive gifted Hampton their opening goal with Kier O’Sullivan and Jason Gough both failing to clear a header, allowing Hampton’s forward though to score 10 minutes into the second half.

Despite some fine saves from Robbie Virgin, United soon found themselves two down. Again the defence failed to clear and manager Ben Martin’s changes failed to have the desired effect.

To cap a dreadful afternoon, fullback Adam Sparks tried to clear the ball only to hit an oncoming striker who put the ball past Virgin, in off the post.

Chairman Barry Woodthorpe said: “For someone that watches Langtoft regularly, this was not what you expect.

“For once we played a team that wanted to win more then us. I hope they take on board what was said at full time, and hope for a vast improvement next week.”

Langtoft play Farcet away on Saturday.