Winchester City 2-3 Bideford
Bitterly disappointed is an understatement!
Scrappy first half but went behind after I felt they had fouled in the build up! We battled back well and equalised with a great move down the right involving Coxy and Rob Carr and his cross was turned in his own net to make it 1-1 at break.
Horror start to the 2nd half as they broke and scored in 20/30 second for 2-1! Once again we battled back and dominated, Baz after his heroics Tuesday from pen spot missed a pen but we kept going and a great ball by Baz our Oli through and his finish was class for 2-2! It was all us and wave after wave, sting in the tail though as a catalogue of horrific lapses defensively let them go 3-2 up and we couldn’t battle back again.
Horrible feeling after the great feeling Tuesday! We are an exciting side and have a go at people on the front foot all the time, what as a staff we cannot legislate for us game after game individuals not being able to make good solid contacts on clearances! We MUST get better at that. I don’t remember games where we have been carved open or our defensive shape being pulled apart its individual errors specifically poor clearances!
Anyway, I am sorry for the loss, we are hurting as a squad but we have to bounce back Tuesday now against North Leigh which will not be easy on a midweek.
Up the citizens!