Corsham Town FC
Corsham Town FC
Founded: 1884

Date Added 01/09/2017

What a long week of frustration that has been after a disappointing result against Sherbourne. A win could have taken us right up the table and within touching distance of the leading pack; instead we are left on 4 points and agonising over what could of been. Our defence performed well and limited Sherbourne to crosses which Chris Snoddy easily dealt with. We created two clear chances in the first half and again we rue those misses. The plan in the 2nd half was to attack more and push our wing backs higher but this did not happen and there were 5 players that were out on the pitch (after I had already made my subs) that were dead on their feet. We have tried to find an explanation for our 2nd half performance and the reason why so many exceptionally fit young lads, aged between 17 - 23 years old had nothing left, their legs gave in and they were unable to see out the 90 minutes. One strength of myself and my coaches is our honest reflection on what has occurred and how we can improve the players and our own involvement in the performance, putting our ego aside and learning quickly until we get it right consistently.

Having watched most teams in this league and observing the results so far this season, apart from Bristol Telephones and Westbury, everybody is beating each other. It is really down to who can take their chances and have that desire to win a match. I believe very strongly in this group of players and we need to put a run of games together to show the rest of the league what we are capable of, starting with a win today against Wincanton. It has been a common theme from the start of the season - we need to be more clinical in front of goal and put the ball in the net.

Some spectators have questioned character - I have seen a big improvement in this since the start of pre-season and the players have been excellent in training with their application and work rate. We have worked on a game plan to beat Wincanton and it is now up to the players to execute it in order to get the vital 3 points. There is only one way to answer our critics and that's by putting in a performance that demonstrates to our fans what we are made of and play with drive, passion and desire.

Gary McDermott, Ben Wickens and Ed Baldwin are away with work. Gary Banks is still absent through injury; Adam Shipman is away on holiday and Liam Fullam has his final game of suspension before he can play again next week. Jon Bazley has played for the reserves and is fit to feature again for the first team and Matt Legg is fit and ready to go again after his injury.

Come On You Reds. Let's get this win.