Crucial mistakes cost Hull City three points, according to manager Steve Bruce, as his side were defeated 3-0 at home to Newcastle United.Three league defeats in a row now sees the Tigers sitting in the relegation zone and the 54-year-old admitted his players simply weren’t good enough against their opponents.And the boss insisted they must give more if they are to stave off the threat of demotion to the Championship.“As I’ve said repeatedly at this level, you can’t make the mistakes we made – for the first two goals in particular,” said Bruce. “Unfortunately in the last couple of games we’ve bought it in to our game.“Confidence and a little bit of spirit is what we need to rediscover. We’ve got some good players here who aren’t performing to the level that I’m used to seeing. That’s what being a Premier League footballer is all about, you have to find the resilience or the spirit that a club like ours needs.“It’s frustrating as we’ve had 18 shots and 12 on target, where they’ve had four on target and scored three – there lies the difference.”
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Beneficiaries from this year’s Make A Difference Day will include Carousel Ranch, which needs help moving to its new location; LARC Ranch, which needs volunteers to paint the interiors of its pool house and day- program facility and to place bricks on its hillside to spell the word “ranch”; Placerita Canyon Nature Center, which needs people to plant an oak tree and repair storm-damaged trails; and Valencia High School, which needs help with general landscaping and some exterior painting. “Each year the event gets bigger and better,” said Sandra Mitchell, honorary chairwoman. “It started with 112 volunteers working on seven projects in 2001 and grew to 650 individuals representing families, service groups, newcomers, corporate teams and city volunteers working together to complete 28 projects in 2004.” To volunteer, call the Resource Center at (661) 250-3720. SANTA CLARITA – Volunteers are needed next Saturday to work on several Santa Clarita Valley community projects as part of Make a Difference Day. The event, organized each year by the Santa Clarita Valley Resource Center in partnership with Santa Clarita city government, is part of a national day of volunteer service. Businesses, youth and service groups, school employees and other school groups, as well as individual local residents, are invited to join millions of volunteers across America in donating time and talents to better their community. “We will be working on 34 community-service projects and need 700 volunteers to help,’ said Bob Pacheco, event chairman in Santa Clarita. “It is a very exciting day of service in which many of us get to make a difference for local nonprofits and their clients.” Volunteers perform hands-on projects for nonprofit agencies and schools that produce visible, positive results in one day. They will work on a wide variety of projects, including painting, landscaping, nature-trail maintenance, cleanups and office organizing. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!