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Alcester Town manager Danny Janes.
Alcester Town manager Danny Janes.

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ALCESTER Town boss Danny Janes will urge his side to show a more ruthless touch as they face AFC Solihull in tomorrow’s Challenge Vase home tie.

Janes was left baffled by how his side ending up losing 3-2 at Central Ajax last weekend.

But the harsh lesson was that the players need to be better, in terms of quality and attitude.

Janes says he expects a response when Solihull, who are level on points with Alcester in the Midland League, Division Three table, visit Stratford Road (1.45pm kick-off).

“The first 15 minutes of the game last Saturday was some of the best football we have played this season, we were outstanding,” said Janes.

“Ajax then got a hold of the game and had a 25-minute spell, and we crumbled. It is not acceptable to concede three goals during that period, we did not manage situations effectively.

“On reflection we were not ruthless at both ends. We could have scored eight or nine but missed chances combined with a lack of quality in good areas really cost us. You can’t concede three goals and expect to win a game of football.”

The two sides have already met in one cup competition this season, with Alcester earning a 2-1 away win in the Birmingham Vase. Solihull, though, have won five of their six games since then.

Alcester have added Max Crisp to their squad, with the midfielder joining from Droitwich Spa.



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