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Watford Under-18's coach disappointed after Stevenage defeat
Watford Under-18s coach Dave Hughes admitted he was disappointed that two lapses in concentration cost his side victory after they suffered a 3-2 loss at home to Stevenage on Saturday.
Alex Jakubiak continued his excellent start to the season by netting twice as the Hornets raced into a two-goal lead before the visitors rallied to claim all three points.
However, the youth team coach was still able to draw many positives from the match and believes there is a lot more to come from his young crop of players.
Hughes told the club website: “I’m bitterly disappointed today. We found ourselves 2-0 up without actually having played very well.
“They got a goal back, then a second, through two lapses in concentration. Their player shows a little bit of strength up front, muscles his way through and they get a winner in the last minute.
“We scored an excellent first goal, a fantastic cross for a fantastic header. We’re encouraging the lads to be brave enough and work on their heading technique, so to get a goal from that today was pleasing.
“They are young and they are learning. Two weeks ago they had a very good performance and result, last Saturday was okay.
"Today, again, we created a lot of chances but didn’t take them. The most pleasing thing is we created chances even though we didn’t play well.”
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