22nd Sep, 2020

Give us time says Town boss Harris

Evesham Editorial 16th Aug, 2018 Updated: 16th Aug, 2018

PAUL Harris stressed patience will be very much a virtue as Pershore Town’s new squad starts to gel.

The Plums suffered a second defeat from three games in the new environment of the West Midlands League Premier Division, losing 3-1 at home to Bewdley Town on Tuesday night.

On Saturday Pershore look to get their first win of the season when they head to Hereford side Pegasus Juniors.

Harris has had to rebuild the squad after Quentin Townsend’s summer exit with the philosophy to develop from young talent and he admits there is no quick fix.

“This season will require patience. Results won’t always go our way and we will have to live with that, but we will get it right,” he said.

“The key is to keep the lads’ heads up and not panic.

“We are laying foundations for the club’s future and it won’t happen overnight.”

On Tuesday, Pershore conceded after just two minutes against visitors Bewdley but James Taylor slotted home an equaliser on 37 minutes after Declan Juliff created the chance for a tap-in.

Bewdley, however, secured the points with two goals just before the hour mark.

Pershore had picked up a 1-1 home draw against Dudley Town on Saturday, having taken the lead through a cracking 20-yard free-kick from skipper Dave Wilson.

However, Ben Salter denied the hosts with a strike six minutes from time.

“It’s hard to come away with only a point when we were so close to claiming all three,” said Harris.

“But we’ll take it. We continue to grow as a team and getting that all important first point will give us confidence and belief going forward.

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