McLoughlin slams Roofing defending after defeat

Jarrow Roofing extended their winless run to five games in all competitions as Bobby Moore scored twice to help Shildon record a 3-0 success at Dean Street.

Sunday, 6th November 2016, 10:27 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 3:24 pm

In truth, it was all too easy for the Railwaymen, as they capitalised on some slack Roofing defending to stretch their unbeaten run to five games and cement their place in the top five of the Ebac Northern League Division One.

Moore had a great game for his side by heading home two goals before the break, while Amar Purewal headed in the third in the early stages of the second half to secure a comfortable win.

It left the Roofing management duo of Richie McLoughlin and Mark Collingwood with a lot to ponder as they watched their side, who had fought so resolutely against high-flying Marske United in midweek, dish out three gifts to last season’s league champions.

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“They only had three clear-cut chances, and they scored from all of them,” McLoughlin said. “We should have defended them a lot better.

“We’re going to have to start clearing our lines better – especially around the six-yard box.

“All their goals were identical to each other. Crosses came into the box, we didn’t deal with them properly, and we allowed them to get three clear headers on goal. It’s disappointing and frustrating because the same thing happened against Marske and against Newcastle Benfield before that.

“We’ve got a problem with that, but I think the lads know what they must do to improve.

“They were talking about it in the changing room after the game. They know what’s what and where the danger lies. We’ll be OK.”

Moore headed the first after 16 minutes when Daniel Groves beat his man and sent in a cross from the right.

Thye home side dominated but had to wait until 41 minutes when the Shildon skipper nodded in a second in an almost carbon copy to the opener.

Things got worse for the South Tynesiders on 56 minutes as they found themselves three goals down. Amar Purewal, the twin of Roofing defender Arjun Purewal, did the damage this time, with Groves claiming another assist.