Weatherhead player-coach Vincent Kasasa attributed their opening day loss to Kampala Hockey Club Stallions on Saturday to shoddy defending of short corners.
The side scored first through Kasasa, but KHC rallied to score two late goals through Benjamin Makapa and Timothy Ntumba whose goal came from one of the many short corners Weatherhead suffered.
“I wasn’t happy with the general performance, but our defense was terrible,” Kasasa said. “We had so many defensive errors and the poor short corner defense cost us.
“We didn’t defend the short corners like they are supposed to be defended. The defenders were supposed to be at a certain position, instead we did the reverse. No one stayed at the post.”
While Kasasa was happy with his attack, he apportioned part of the blame to the midfield.
“Our attack wasn’t so bad but the midfield was also poor. The ball distribution was very poor. But I believe we have learnt from these mistakes. Hopefully we right them the next time we meet Kampala.” He concluded.
The result left Weatherhead who are fresh from winning the Weatherhead Open bottom of the table.