VIDEO: Belper Town boss: ‘We are our own enemy’

Boss Jimmy Albans says Belper Town need to start learning from their mistakes.

The Nailers suffered an agonising 3-2 defeat at the hands of Stamford on Saturday at the Marston’s Stadium.

Belper Town vs Rushall Olympic - Jimmy Albans - Pic By James Williamson

Belper Town vs Rushall Olympic - Jimmy Albans - Pic By James Williamson

Having led in the first half, the Nailers came back to level the scores to 2-2 with 14 minutes remaining, before a late penalty for Stamford gave the away side all three points.

With no win in 11 games, Jimmy Albans reflected on his side’s defeat with frustration at the lack of learning from previous mistakes.

“It’s very frustrating. I thought we started the game really well, we got the goal and should have scored the penalty, and 2-0 is a totally different football match,” he said.

“The disappointing thing is that we’re not learning by our mistakes.

“The three goals we conceded were all exactly the same, as they cut in from the left inside the box and we need to learn to stop this.

“I will give the lads some credit because we went 2-1 down but still got back in to the game.

“I thought it was one of our better performances, but better performances don’t get you points.”

There were more debuts for Belper as Danny Haystead deputised in goal, and Paul Grimes started alongside Jamie McGhee and scored the opening goal of the game.

Albans expressed his belief that the new players will make Belper much stronger, in their push for survival.

“Danny has just had to pick the ball out of the net three times,” he added.

“He came and caught all his crosses, he marshalled the back three or four reasonable well, his kicking is fantastic, and that’s what we know we’re going to get from Danny.

“Grimes has had a fantastic first 35 minutes, scored a fantastic goal, and he should have slotted the penalty.

“He works very hard and he puts himself about, and he’ll be a very good player for this football club.

“I think the problem is the players that have been here for a long time.

“We need to change their mentality to how we want to work.

“We will get better, and we have to get better very quickly.”

The Nailers next game comes on Saturday, with a fixture away to Curzon Ashton.