Golcar United joint manager Ash Connor is backing his squad to turn around a poor run of form and knows the village will keep getting behind the team.

It’s been a rocky ride so far in the Northern Counties East League Premier Division following the club’s promotion last season. The Weavers have lost five of the last six league games and their last win was a 3-0 home victory over Bottesford Town at the end of September.

Golcar currently sit fourth bottom of the table but Connor is confident his team can pull away from the relegation zone. 

“This season has been so frustrating,” he said. “We started the campaign with what seemed like a player getting sent off in every game. We’ve then had injuries and players leave. We’ve made individual errors and not been able to take our chances.

“I still believe in this group of players, both me and Gav know they are good enough. We have some good players in our team who have played at a higher levels.

“We know we can turn this around. Obviously we don’t want to be near the bottom, however I think there has to be some realism. We have changed the team around a bit in recent weeks to try and do something different. We have needed to do that.

Dan Naidole gets up for a header. Pic by: SEAN DOYLE

“What I would say is that if you look at the results so far this season, we aren’t far away from getting more points in the majority of games.

“I can only count one or two games where we have deserved to lose. If some of those closer results are the other way we would naturally be higher up the table.”

Connor has urged the fans to stick behind the team, and believes people should have patience as the team adapts to the higher level.

He said: “People need to accept that this division is a lot harder. I always thought we would find our level and so I would just urge people to have a bit of realism. We are grateful for how the village has got behind us so far and I’d like to thank the fans for their support.” 

Golcar’s next fixture is at home to Barton Town on Saturday November 12 (3.00)