Thursday, May 19, 2011

Goal Drought & Derby Match

It has been four games and far too long since the Charleston Battery has found the net.  So what is the primary issue?  Despite a promising preseason and positive results in the early weeks, we can't seem to get this season's campaign off the ground.  I'm afraid that talent is not the issue.  We have players capable of better results.  While Charleston is far from being a team is crisis, there is certainly plenty of room for improvement.  Without making excuses, it is difficult for any team to perform at their best with back to back games (not to mention on the road).  Perhaps we need to focus more on team chemistry and communication.  The shots and the opportunities are there, its simply the goals that are missing.  It probably also wouldn't hurt to spend more time on the training pitch polishing our finishing.  

That being said, the Battery has the perfect chance to pull themselves out of the slump as they face the Hammerheads this Saturday in Wilmington.  This is the second Southern Derby fixture but more than pride is at stake this weekend.  With four games in hand, Wilmington is only two points behind Charleston.  They are in good form and may prove a tough nut to crack.  This weeks match is set for 7:30 and there is a significant Charleston contingent making the road trip.  We're counting on the Regiment to cheer our boys to victory!

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