Winchester must beat Oxford University at Kings’ on Saturday (2pm) if they are to halt a sequence of five defeats in the last six South League Premier Division matches.
They will slip to third from bottom if they lose to the Dark Blues.
Winchester crashed 5-1 to Bromley & Beckenham – the game being all over bar the shouting with the Kent side 4-0 up at half-time.
“It was a very poor first half performance saw us go into the break four down, but Bromley (third) were a very well drilled and efficient unit, possibly the best team we’ve played so far,” reflected Winchester coach George Harris.
“The manner of the goals we conceded from set pieces and in defending too deep was particularly disappointing.
“I was frustrated by our inability to adapt tactically to Bromley’s overloading tactics in the first period.”
“At least we acquitted ourselves much better in the second half albeit with nothing to lose and Craig Jeffrey got us on the scoreboard.”
Harris is planning a change of tactics for Winchester’s home game with Oxford, which precedes two demanding matches against table topping Spencer and Old Edwardians.
Looking ahead to the weekend, Harris said: “Going forward we will be adopting a much more aggressive approach in our play whilst taking a few more risks in order to get ourselves back into contention for a promotion place.
“We been cut off from the top four and need a little luck with injuries and greater consistency in availability if we are to move forward.”
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