Alex Hallam insists there’s no talk of relegation in the Golcar United dressing room and says the team has been more than a match for the opposition in most games this season. He says the results are down to “fine margins.”

It’s been a tough start to life in the Northern Counties East League Premier Division after the excitement of promotion via the play-offs.

The Weavers are seven points above the relegation zone and have taken just one point from the last five matches. On Friday (November 4) they go to Knaresborough seeking a first win since the end of September.

Midfielder Hallam, 33, said: “The season so far has been a frustrating one. We feel bar the odd few games we have been more than a match for most teams we have played.

“It has come down to fine margins and we haven’t taken our chances in some of the games. We have given away some sloppy goals at the other end too.

“The team’s form isn’t great and the table doesn’t lie, however we are working hard to put that right and if we can string a few wins together we will shoot up the table. We need to find some consistency.”

Alex Hallam

Long-serving Hallam, who scored the club’s first ever semi-pro goal, is staying positive and added: “I think the learning curve for the team at this level so far has been that if you aren’t fully at it in every game you will get punished and will get beat.

“There’s some very good teams in the league. The club has come a long way, though, in a short space of time and sometimes that’s forgotten.

“We need to find some consistency in our performances and stick together as a squad and the goals and wins will come. It’s easy to fall out with things when results aren’t going our way.”

Hallam says the players are not feeling any extra pressure on top of what they already put on themselves. He says there is a real determination in the group to turn things around.

“As players we want to win every game so obviously the form and league position is disappointing as we know we are capable of a lot better with the players we have,” he said. “We are determined to put it right.”