Defeat to Steeton FC a 'good test for Littletown squad.
By Colin Cromack
Littletown boss David Cope believes the defeat to Steeton could be a 'good test' of his players mental strength.
Steeton ended the claret and blues winning run with a 4-1 win at Beck Lane thoroughly deserving to be the team in the hat for the quarterfinals of the County cup they were ,stronger , had more desire ,won their individual battles all over the pitch with flair good luck to them hopefully they can go on and win the competition.
Two defensive mistakes, a number of missed chances and a lack lustre performance by the home side meant the visitors lead 2-0 at the interval.
Following some home truths at half time Littletown improved and started to dominate the game shortly after a triple substitution and change of shape to 3-4-3 the the home team pulled a goal back 1-2.
The pressures on the visitors goal increased ,if it was not for some great goalkeeping and missed chances the home side would have drawn level however with the time nearly up with the home side committing players forward the visitors broke away and sealed the tie with their third and fourth in injury time.
Cope insists his squad must immediately get back to work and show a reaction in their next game, but he believes this loss is "totally different " to their previous defeat to Newsome on the opening day of the season, we are a team now.
It could be a good test (for us) Cope said. “After a defeat it is always very difficult to know your reaction.
"My thinking does not change whether we win or lose. Training does not change.We must continue to work and our priority now is to win the next game."