TOMMY LAWSON has told his Skelmersdale United players they must stick to their pass and move style.
The United boss voiced his displeasure at the end of Tuesday night's win over Stafford Rangers after they uncharacteristically began to play "long ball football" in the second half.
Lawson says Skem cannot abandon the footballing principles which have worked wonders in recent seasons.
And the United boss insists they must not resort to long ball tactics this weekend when they welcome Frickley Athletic to West Lancashire.
Lawson says the Yorkshire side are a physically imposing outfit who would relish dealing with high balls launched at them from distance.
"We face another big side this weekend," said Lawson, whose side are fifth in the Evo-Stik Premier Division.
"We really are going into the valley of the giants.
"Stafford had one huge centre-half on Tuesday night and when we started playing long ball, it just played into their hands.
"When we played around them, that is when we had success.
"Frickley are a very, very big side who will be in our face.”
He added: "Stafford played well in the second half. We dominated the first half and played some great football.
"But in the second half we started playing long ball, which is totally not like us. It is not something we do.
"I had a go at the lads after the match because that I don't like watching that type of football and my teams don't do it.”