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"We need to put it right," said Olomola

A wounded Olofela Olomola took no consolation whatsoever from scoring twice against Boreham Wood as the Stones bowed out of the FA Cup on Saturday.

The No.9 headed in a corner from Giovanni McGregor for his first and then tapped in his second, and the Stones third, after another assist from McGregor. But it came too late as the Stones had given themselves a mountain to climb by falling 3-0 and then 4-1 behind.

"It's always nice to score goals, but I want to win first and foremost," he said. "I'm a winner. There is no point scoring if it doesn't lead to a win. I'm happy to score two goals but all in all I'm disappointed.

"It just wasn't good enough from start to finish. Yes, we scored a few goals, but it was a poor performance all around. We need to get back on the training pitch and put it right. We need to take responsibility as a team and control what we can control. We need to look at ourselves and look what we could do better and bounce back at Dorking. That's the beautiful thing about football: you always have a chance to put it right."

Manager Stuart Manager gave Olomola his head through the middle for the first time since the second day of the season and was thrilled with how the Arsenal and Southampton graduate handled the responsibility of leading the line.

"He scored two goals and I've said before that forwards playing down the middle in our team will score goals," said the manager. "I believe Fela will score goals and I believe Sim (Akinola) will score goals. We've scored three goals [against Boreham Wood] and that's probably the worst we've been in terms of being creative. If you look at last week against Boreham Wood we probably should have had a few more goals, and that was with Brownie in the team, so it's not always about what you have on the pitch. We believe in the players, we believe in our patterns that will create goals for centre forwards. Fela's proved that with his two goals and it's the first game he's really been down the middle."

*Pictures by Jon Taffel

Olomola's two goals saw him make the Vanarama Team of the Week


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