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on Tue 6 Mar

I’ve been really angry and upset with displays from the lads in the last 2 games but tonight I feel quite sorry for them to be honest! Without Willo due to work, the long term injuries and also Joe Hayward not fit to play really, there is no doubt we are bare bones, tonight they gave everything, some woeful finishing in the first half which we had to do better with, then conceding a goal to be 1-0 down at the break! 2nd half a total backs to the wall display for the majority of it with resolute and impressive defending from them and they hung on for the win that takes them through. It must be said that we opened them up a lot of times on the first half, 2nd half while we had basically the whole half, we huffed and puffed but the volume of chances were not there as much as in the first half and our final ball was poor 

Full credit to them for that, you will I’m sure have a view on the game and will have seen it yourself and also the highlights that will go up will show what happened if you were unable to attend, you obviously won’t need me to paint any positives or give excuses or describe what happened. 

Last 2 games have left me angry with the displays, tonight I personally feel they need a bit of consoling and picking up as the whole world seems to be transpiring against them at the minute but it will turn if we retain the belief in them! I still do! We have a brilliant group that need help and nurturing a bit, it’s very young, absolutely nowhere near the finished article but they are a work in progress! I am delighted that 16 y/o Josh McCormick came on and showed what a talent he is and so there are more as well to come!

I don’t care what anyone says from within or from outside the club, I haven’t given up on something special this year, the players haven’t and we need a bit of fortune that has totally deserted us but we will keep fighting for every point! 

See you all Saturday for an exciting game against champions elect and we will see what we can produce against them!! 

Up the citizens!