Coach Peter McGuinness is sticking to his football philosophy despite Adamstown’s winless start to 2017.
McGuinness’s side were up 1-0 against Lake Macquarie on Sunday but lost 2-1. Adamstown also led Weston 3-1 before drawing 3-3 and they lost to a 92nd minute goal in a 1-0 defeat to Hamilton. They finished with 10 men in a 4-4 draw with the Jets Youth and when losing 6-0 to Edgeworth.
Rosebud recruited McGuinness, a W-League coach of the year and state league winner with Lake Macquarie and Broadmeadow, after finishing second-last in 2016 and he was determined to produce quality football at the club.
“Obviously I’m asking a lot of them with the ball, I won’t deny that,” McGuinness said. “We look to play all the time, no matter where we are and it brings rewards. Against Weston we were 3-1 up, but then we throw two in our net.
“We’ve just got to persevere with what I believe in, and to keep coaching it. I can make them play defensively to start to get a result, but it’s not what I believe in.”
“The group itself is disappointed because they know they are playing some good football at times but they’ve got nothing to show for it. But we’ll just keep working.”
Adamstown host Broadmeadow on ANZAC Day next Tuesday and McGuinness believed there were positives to take away from the 2-1 loss to Anthony Richards’ Lake Macquarie on Sunday.
“The first half, I thought we were outstanding and we should have led by more,” he said.
“As Richo said to me, ‘We were chasing shadows’, but then we let them back with a goal. We still dominated possession second half, but we just gave up two silly goals.
“We just keep finding ways not to win.”