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Artell On Whitchurch Friendly Outing

23 July 2019

David Artell has told the club’s official website that the side he picked for the Whitchurch were set the minimum of scoring eight goals this evening. His players duly obliged with Chris Porter scoring twice in a really comfortable 8-0 win. 

The Alex boss wanted his side to be ruthless in front of goal and we could have scored even more than the eight we did at Yockings Park.

Artell told us this evening: “We said before the game that the minimum should be eight goals. We set out to play properly and win the game but it wasn’t really about that. it is about coming through 90 minutes and remaining injury free. 

"It is about transferring what we have done in training into the games and working on things. We did that but there is still more to come. We could have been even more clinical and it could have been even worse for Whitchurch in that respect. 

"We were  not complacent, although there were a couple of things I wasn’t particularly happy with in the first half. We have scored eight goals and could have scored a few more. Different players scored and we scored different type of goals. 

“We were talking about how we were going to score our goals and we spoke about set-pieces, getting those tap ins and finishing off opportunities inside the box. We did that so that is pleasing.

“We got what we wanted out of it. We did a training session before the game and came out early at half-time to give them less of a breather.

He added: “Whitchurch were great hosts and have good people behind the scenes, so we are grateful for hosting us but we had a job to do as well. We wanted to come here and play properly and show our skills and practice what we do in training, so it was a useful outing for us in that respect.”

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