Poole Town will look to use a’ feeling of injustice’ when they host Truro City in the Southern League Premier South tonight, with Dolphins still reeling after losing 4-1 to Hayes & Yeading on Saturday.
Whilst the side have picked out things they should have done better, there was still an air of frustration due to the performance of the match officials.
Speaking to All Poole Aren’t We, manager Tom Killick said: “We know there’s things we should have done better, certainly the main responsibility lies with us as a group.
“But, everyone knows there were certain things that went on that really shouldn’t have gone on that leaves you with a certain feeling of injustice.
“I think when the happens you do need to channel that sense of injustice in the right way.
“If you do that, it can really help you. If you go out on the field feeling like you really want to right a few wrongs, it can certainly help.
“I’m hoping that’s the mindset- that’s how I feel.
“Physically you’d rather you have to wait, mentally you probably want to get out there a soon as possible.
“It’s a balance. As a manager, physically we’d be in better shape if we had a week to prepare – the same applies to Truro.
“Mentally, when you’ve had a big disappointment – and particularly when it’s a disappointment where there’s a big dose of frustration mixed in because of the circumstances surrounding it.
“I take Saturday on the chin – hats off to Hayes & Yeading, they have to say they deserve to win the game on the day, but there were things that went on that shouldn’t have go on and we want to try and put those things right.””
Poole’s guests tonight are Truro City – a side languishing in the lower reaches of the table, despite pre-season predictions tipping the Cornish side for a succesful campaign.
When asked if Killick felt Truro were in a somewhat false league position, Killick responded: ” Obviously their position in table isn’t false due to results so far, but if the question is do I think they’re going the end up in that position, definitely not.
“Funnily enough, after the Hayes game I went through their squad, and when you look at Euan Pollock, the kid from Bournemouth, who I understand is quite highly thought.
“They’ve got the kid Rooney who can play as a number 10, Ryan Brett from Taunton, a centre-half on loan from Exeter who again is very highly thought of.
“I really like Niall Thompson, Connor Riley-Lowe, another really good full-back – when I went through their squad I almost wished I hadn’t, because they are full of very good players.
“So it is a bit of a surprise they’ve started off as slowly as they have. There may be reason behind that which we don’t know about, and I’m sure as the season progresses they’ll pick up.”