Heath left frustrated after poor Levy show

Steve Heath
Steve Heath

Levy Green

London Tigers 1 Leverstock Green 0

LEVERSTOCK Green manager Steve Heath says that he will be thinking hard about how to change things around at the club after another disappointing defeat.

The 1-0 loss to London Tigers was Levy’s third defeat on the spin, and the side are in danger of letting their good early-season form go to waste.

A 34th minute goal from Terence Cariba was enough to secure the points for the Tigers against a Levy team who have been hit hard by injury.

Green boss Heath said that his side got what they deserved for a poor display.

“If I’m honest I don’t think we played very well at all,” he said.

“But I don’t want to slate the players and I don’t want to say much more than that. When things aren’t going well you need a bit of togetherness.

“If we had been anywhere near where we should have been, we would have got something from the game.

“At the end of the day I’m the manager and the team’s performance reflects on the manager.

“I’ve got to have a hard look at myself if I’m honest. I will do that and I hope that the players will do the same.”

A Levy side missing a number of key players including Louis Austin and Dan Griggs struggled from the off to contain a slick passing game from the Tigers.

Cariba came close early on, but Green began to find their feet in the game and Ben Butler saw his effort scrambled off the line by Tigers defender Gregory Ngeno.

Lee Stobbs then tested London keeper Joseph Woodley with a dangerous cross, but it was the Tigers who broke the deadlock.

Some penetrating play cut through the middle of the Green defence and Cariba slotted the ball under keeper Gareth Tinsley to put his side 1-0 up.

And the lead should have been doubled in first half stoppage-time, but goalscorer Cariba contrived to somehow launch the ball over the bar from six yards with the goal gaping.

Neither side produced many goalscoring chances after the interval, and the Tigers held on relatively comfortably for the three points.