Wetherby Athletic boss Des English calls for consistency after Boroughbridge win

NAWN 1302164AM3 Wetherby Ath. V Boroughbridge. Wetherby's Paul Howis. (1302164AM3)
NAWN 1302164AM3 Wetherby Ath. V Boroughbridge. Wetherby's Paul Howis. (1302164AM3)
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Wetherby Athletic manager Des English has called for his players to be more consistent so his side can join the West Yorkshire Premier League elite.

Athletic brushed aside local rivals Boroughbridge 3-0 at home last weekend thanks to goals from Paul Hustwitt, Neil Dickie and Roman Neal.

And with Field visiting on Saturday, English wants his side to continue the two-game winning run they have carved out.

He said: “We need to set standards and need to push on a little.

“The next two weeks will determine where we finish.”

“We have won two games in a row now at home but we have been really inconsistent.

“That is the next thing in our development, that is what the good teams do.”

English plans to attend Field’s midweek clash to scout the dangers they pose.

But he insists he is focusing on his own side’s performance. “We will have to be better,” he said. “We need to up the tempo.”

Athletic will be without goalkeeper Darren Butterworth for Field’s visit and Chris Antcliffe will take over the gloves. Wetherby bumped their goal difference into the positive against ‘Bridge but English felt his side should have done better in the final third.

The Ings manager said: “Our passing wasn’t good. The pitch had a bit to do with it. It was quite heavy and the ball didn’t run.

“The difference was we put the ball in the back of the net.”

English praised central defensive partnership Andy Haig and Anthony Walsh and 18-year-old right-back Joe Wilkes as the key to his side’s first clean sheet since December 15.

English said: “Joe has stepped up recently. He has taken more responsibility. We have asked him to get on the ball more.”