Belper Town boss Jon Froggatt calls for more consistency after Curzon Ashton win

Belper Town celebrate their second goal. Pic by Tim Harrison
Belper Town celebrate their second goal. Pic by Tim Harrison
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Belper Town boss Jon Froggatt has called on his side to become more consistent after they defeated high-flying Curzon Ashton.

The Nailers returned to winning ways after goals from Ian Ross and Bruno Holden, and a rare clean sheet, gave Belper a comfortable win over the second-placed side.

But Froggatt refused to get carried away and said his side still had a lot of work to do.

“It was a good performance against a very good team,” he said.

“We are very pleased. Me and Mark obviously started well with a 5-0 win over Witton, and then from there the results haven’t been great, but we’ve played very well.

“It’s only been the last two games where our performance has dropped, so we asked for a reaction from the players, and that’s exactly what we got.

“However, I must stress that one victory doesn’t mean we can relax now. This is a very tough league and we need to start being more consistent in our results and that’s the only way we’ll climb out of trouble in the league table.”

A change of system to a 4-5-1 formation, which included two new signings proved key to the result, and Froggatt has hinted that things are not about to change in a hurry.

“Me and Mark have discussed this formation for a while and we just felt yesterday, playing against a top team, it was time to be a little more compact, and the change has worked for us in the game,” he added.

“You don’t change a winning team, and there is no reason for us to change the system now and hopefully we can keep the same personnel for the next game.”

Debuts for Liam Goulding and Ashley Burbeary proved to go according to plan, and Froggatt was delighted with their immediate impact at the club.

“I thought young Liam was terrific. He’s only 18 and he’s come in to a different style of football to what he’ll be used to, and I thought he held his own very well. Hopefully this three months will prove worthy for him and us. Ashley Burbeary is somebody I’ve known for a long time and he’s not played yet this season, so to come in not fully fit, I thought he did very well and will only get better with minutes. He’s always scored goals and caused problems and hopefully he can do the same for us.”

The Nailers make the long journey down to Kings Lynn on Tuesday evening for their next league game, and Froggatt hopes the three points from the weekend is the motivation they can take into the away tie, stating that it’s the perfect time to make such a journey.