• Monday Aug 11, 2014

    Alpha United focuses on attack

    Alpha United looks to play the ball forward during its CONCACAF Champions League match against visiting Olimpia (white jersey) on August 5, 2014, in Providence, Guyana. (Photo: Adrian Naurine)

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Reflecting on last week’s narrow 1-0 loss to visiting Olimpia, Alpha United head coach Wayne Dover is of the belief that his team played well, but needed more bite on offense.

    A 17th minute goal by 18-year-old Alberth Elis proved to be the difference in the CONCACAF Champions League Group 5 encounter at the Guyana National Stadium.

    “The goal that decided the game resulted from a deflection in the area, but I do believe that we represented well,” said Dover, whose team was playing its third all-time game in the competition.  “We created chances, but did not convert them.”

    Dover, architect of the five-time defending Guyana champion, pointed out that Alpha limited successfully Olimpia’s ability to penetrate.  He knows, though, that the Hammer will have to do that and more when the USA’s Portland Timbers visit on August 19.

    After reviewing game video, Dover’s subsequent training sessions have focused on putting the ball in the back of the net

    “We went back to the drawing board and based on our assessment, we have spent a lot of time on the field working on being more effective in the attacking third,” he commented.  “It is the view that we need to be more effective in our offensive pattern which would result in better finishing.”

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