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Romeo reckons it’s time to shape up ahead of big week for Kingfishers

Thatcham Town boss Yashwa Romeo has hinted that he will change his side’s shape in a bid to stem the flow of goals conceded following the Kingfishers 5-1 defeat to South Park on Saturday.

Thatcham, who have lost seven of their last eight games, went ahead when Josh Blackwood powered a header home from a corner but a succession of individual mistakes – coupled with a number of missed chances – cost them as the hosts turned the game on its head before hitting three second half goals as the Kingfishers conceded five for the second time in three weeks.

Thatcham, who also lost 1-0 to high-flying Southall in midweek, have just nine points from nine games so far this term but Romeo remains confident his side will come good in the long term.

Thatcham boss Yashwa Romeo has suggested his side might revert to last season’s diamond formation
Thatcham boss Yashwa Romeo has suggested his side might revert to last season’s diamond formation

“We haven’t been good enough in both boxes,” he said.

“We are creating some very, very good chances – we’re just not taking them.

“Against Southall, we were the better team in the first half. We had three key chances before they scored.

“We left Southall feeling ok because we played really well against a good team.

“We started off well on Saturday, but we made so many basic errors. Things I’m asking the players not to do, they’re doing.

“At 1-1, we had a great chance and then five minutes later we’re 2-1 down.

“At the moment we’re getting punished for everything we do.

“The signs are there, we’re playing well. We’re just not scoring enough goals and at times we’re too soft at the back.

“It’s for me to change things around. I’m thinking about changing the formation to make us more solid.

“The players are more than good enough, but we’ve been too open so I think, if we can go back to the diamond we used last season, we’ll be a lot harder to break down.

“We’ve got four massive games coming up, we need to go and get nine to 12 points from them.”

Thatcham host Northwood, who have just one point from their last five games and are languishing in 17th, this weekend before welcoming last year’s FA Vase winners Ascot United, who are also winless in their last five, in midweek.

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