Parham’s poor goal-scoring form makes Williams uneasy

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Head coach of the Asot’s Arcade Parham FC, Rolston “Debu” Williams, is concerned over his team’s inability to put away a higher percentage of their scoring opportunities during Premier Division matches.

Parham has scored 18 times and conceded three for a positive goal difference of 15 from six matches.

According to Williams, the team’s inability to score more goals could prove a liability later in the season.

“I think I am more concerned about ourselves more than how we are concerned about any opponent. I think my concern is not shooting the amount of chances that we get because we don’t have a high percentage in conversion, and I think that is where my concern mostly lies at this point in time,” he said.

“All the teams we have played so far, we have been able to penetrate, but the only team we have been able to score a lot of goals on is Urlings, and it’s not that we haven’t been getting the chances against the other teams, but just that our execution has been poor,” the coach added.

Parham beat defending champions SAP 1-0 when they clashed in the feature match of a premier league triple-header on Sunday. Parham, however, should have scored more goals in the keenly contested match.

Williams has, however, credited one other member of his coaching staff for the team’s latest victory.

“All credit must go to Winston ‘Sprocket’ Roberts who kept the team together while I was away for the two weeks. I think he did a remarkable job and he should be commended for the work he did. It is how one manages their team that is important now. The management of the team and management of the players are going to be pivotal in this (competition),” the coach said.

Parham are currently leading the 10-team round-robin competition with 16 points and they are closely followed by Hoppers with 14 points and SAP with 12 points.

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