||Visiting local rivals Beeston Athletic has
been a formidable trip in recent seasons and today's trip
was worse than most as the Wolverines arrived on the back
of five consecutive losses in league and cup whilst
Athletic lead the league.
As expected Charscot lost again, a 0-1 reverse in a match where the visitors dominated but created little of note.
The loss sent the team down to 13th place and facing a crucial match next week against The Academy, directly above them in the league.
Manager Rich Grove cut a distraught figure post-match. "That was another game where we have dominated possession but not done enough with it and again we can't defend well enough to at least take a point. We have an enormous match at home to The Academy next week and we simply have to perform at a far higher level if we want to end this atrocious run".
A quieter week behind the scenes as the manager renegotiated the deal that was to see Valentino Mazzola leave the club. After extensive talks Valentino will be given another chances at the club.
||Hosting a game has been a nightmare this
season as Charscot lurch from one defeat to the next and
visiting Dep El Celtico were looking forward to their
That enthusiasm was well warranted as Charscot dominated once again but couldn't find the net as Dep El recorded a 1-0 win to stay fourth and keep Charscot in trouble in 11th place.
Manager Rich Grove was fuming afterwards. "It is the same every week, simply not good enough. We have to start winning games soon or we will relegate, simple as that".
After the match the manager spent an hour in the dressing room lambasting the players before then spending the rest of the night in deep conversations with the board. Could the manager be close to being sacked ?
||Visiting Wascisco Red Sox has been a
rewarding experience as Charscot have lost just once at
the No Doubt Arena.
However, the team put in an atrocious performance, squandering chance after chance whilst failing to defend properly resulting in a humiliating 4-2 defeat to a team that didn't have a league win this season.
The match started poorly as the team went behind on 23 minutes before immediately responding with a penalty from Gordillo.
It took six minutes for the hosts to go back ahead before Kocsis scored shortly before half time to leave the teams level at the break.
ANy hope that the second half would see an improvement were quickly dashed as Rensenbrink put through his own net four minutes into the half.
The Wolverines then missed chance after chance before the Sox scored in the last minute.
The loss leaves the team in 11th place and officially in the relegation battle.
Manager Rich Grove was fuming afterwards. "That was truly pathetic, losing to a winless side is simply unacceptable for this club and clearly changes will have to continue to be made. We already have players leaving the club and at this rate a lot more will be leaving".
"If we can't beat the worst team in the division then we won't stay in the division. The players need to focus and put in the performances their skills allegedly imply they have or else the club will relegate".
Changes are indeed happening as two players will leave next week for a fresh start with Christian Pulisic joining Kilburn United, along with his team mate Valentino Mazzola who was already joining United.
In a further blow to the club Leonidas Da Silva has seen his career at the club ending within hours of joining the club after text messages criticising the manager came to light. He will depart for Spondon next week.
The manager has made it clear more changes may well come as the squad is brought down in numbers.
||Drawing a team from Division 2 should have
been a respite for Charscot and their poor league form but
today's cup match proved to be the opposite as Teesside
Reds took just nine minutes to go two up and secure their
progress to the second round.
Hakan Mild did get a goal early in the second half but it wasn't enough and the Wolverines lost 2-1.
Manager Rich Grove was fuming afterwards. "I can only send my congratulations to Teesside and their manager on a deserved win and wish them all the best for the rest of the season as they chase promotion and hopefully more cup success. However, as far as my own players go I am beyond disgusted with their performances in recent matches and changes will happen as this simply cannot continue as the season has become a disaster to put it mildly."
More changes as the manager looks to freshen up the squad with Valentino Mazzola departing for Kilburn United of the WS in a fortnight.
His departure is part of a swap deal that sees two new players join the club. Leonidas Da Silva will arrive on Wednesday from Kilburn United with youth midfielder Morgan Whittaker joining from Opal side Chaddesden Celtic towards the end of the season.
||Visiting A.F.C Binfield have been very poor
over the years against Charscot with the hosts winning 8
and drawing 4 of the 13 meetings. However, today the
visitors recorded their second ever victory in this
fixture in a tepid match.
It took Binfield just five minutes to go ahead and after that the match failed to live up to expectations as it dissolved into a tetchy affair with the home fans booing long before the final whistle.
The latest loss saw Charscot drop to 11th place and if not for the hopelessness of the bottom 3 the team would already be in deep trouble.
Manager Rich Grove was clear in his thoughts afterwards. "I am disgusted by the players and their performances in recent weeks. How they can think that that garbage is acceptable is beyond me. We will make changes for the cup next week and give others a chance to shine and if they fail too then it will be time for a rebuild clearly as I am sick of watching this pile of steaming garbage disappoint so often".
|18/01/2021||Hosting Spondon Phoenix F.C has gone from a
fruitful experience to a quite literally pointless one as
the team has found defeat almost certain in recent
meetings. Today was no different as the hosts spluttered
along in a fairly nondescript performance in a match only
for the diehards.
Goals in each half gave the visitors the won and sent Charscot down to a season low ninth position.
Afterwards Manager Rich Grove was in no mood to be kind to his players. "That was simply a garbage performance. We are so poor so often that relegation is more likely than a title challenge at this point. Ideally I would get rid of half of this squad and we would be no worse off for it frankly".
"At some point changing the line up has to end and these players have to play to their actual ability".
To compound the bad week the team crashed 2-0 at Abergarwed and exited the Super Cup at the group stage.
||A trip to Balham Town has often proved to
be a very tricky proposition and the team has often left
the ground without anything to show for their efforts.
However, Balham have struggled for the last season or so and this gave the Wolverines the chance to grab a much needed win, which the team took in some style.
An early penalty on 20 minutes was dispatched by Rob Rensenbrink and after this there was only going to be one winner.
Eight minutes later Milivoje Novakovic hit a superb volley from close range to double the score.
Rafael Gordillo headed in magnificently on 74 minutes, with Jose Maria scoring a fourth with a diving header four minutes later.
Stryder grabbed a consolation goal for the hosts a minute later but Charscot were not to be denied a 4-1 win.
The win moves the team back to sixth place, five points adrift of the leaders Rhyl who lost.
Manager Rich Grove said afterwards " That was a great performance but we have to play like that on a weekly basis as performing brilliantly occasionally is simply not enough to be a challenger".
"We host the team directly above us next week and anything less than a win against Spondon and this week's result becomes meaningless so we have to maintain this level over a long period".
In the Super Cup the team drew 1-1 at Longfield K.L.F after being saved by a bizarre own goal in time added on to leave the team still in with a chance to progress in the comp if they win next week.
||The new year starts with the visit of
leaders Rhyl F.C who arrived at The Blue Silver Stadium
yet to drop a point this seasons.
The hosts, looking for their first win since week 2 matched the visitors without either side particularly impressing a\nd the resultant goalless draw came as no surprise to the fans.
The draw leaves Charscot in 7th place and 8 points adrift of top spot.
Manager Rich Grove was frustrated afterwards. "Whilst we battled well there was little quality on display and we really need to show some real quality in all areas or else expect the season to yet again prove unfulfilling".
In the WPL Super Cup the team won 1-0 at home to Rivendell thanks to an Alonso header.