Gav caught up with Fudge shortly after the match and he had this to say about Saturday’s game against Armthorpe:
“After what was a disappointing performance on Saturday, a game that Armthorpe deserved to win undoubtedly on the day, we were left disappointed and frustrated as we felt we played a massive part in the result. We were simply not at it and we helped to give Armthorpe a leg up with some poor goals conceded.”
However the team bounced back with a win against our next opponents, Clipstone. Luke went on to say:
“Last night we managed to get a clean sheet which is massively important to us, as this is something we haven’t done for a while. We all know if you can be solid, organised and disciplined this gives you a platform to build off.
“Credit to the boys last night, we had a game plan, a change in our system from Saturday, however Clipstone surprised us with their formation but we adapted. The boys have bought into this, and we have been flexible all season, we tried something different which gave us more control in the first half and we felt as though we were knocking on the door, however we just couldn’t break through.
“At half time we discussed the importance of keeping the clean sheet, we felt Clipstone would tire and the game would open up, which it did. A nice set piece delivery saw us score, which was pleasing and this then settled the game even more. Elliot missed a easy chance for himself but made amends later on with an expertly worked goal.
“Every single player played to a high standard, which amounted to a good team performance and the 3 points. We are fortunate that we have such a good squad and can introduce the likes of Brown and Holt from the bench and the return of Wordsworth is promising, also Hutchinson last night after a suspension. O’Connor will be back in the group soon as well.
“Fingers crossed that we can perform again on Saturday and build some momentum towards the end of the season. Special mention to the small Brig following at the side of the dugout last night, although only small in numbers, made their presence known. Great team performance! “