BASHLEY 1 CINDERFORD TOWN 1 (MANAGER'S VIEW)
By Graham Speechley-Price | Tuesday 19th August 2014
Having seen a massive improvement in the second half against Merthyr it was
pleasing to see this continue against Cinderford. I couldn’t fail to notice that Merthyr
ran riot last night scoring seven without reply putting into perspective how hard our
boys fought once the game was lost at half time.
Last night we set up to start the game exactly how we played the second half of the
previous to make sure we were still in the game come half time. The second half we
opened up and caused them a lot of problems and their keeper pulled off three
outstanding saves coupled with our one on one chance I have mixed emotions, relief
that we’re on the board with a draw but disappointment that we didn’t take all three
Our players our growing with every game and really play with their hearts on their
sleeves and we have a spirit growing that I believe will continue to take us forward.
This couldn’t have been more evident than the site of Ryan Brading dislocating his
shoulder and putting it back in himself so he could play the second half, also
Leighton playing with a suspected broken toe from Saturday.
Also it was nice to see nearly a hundred fans in attendance and to reward them for
their loyalty with an improved performance. Finally I would like to thank our treasurer
for giving up yet another evening to cut and mark the pitch and Tony Martin for the
fantastic way he sets our changing room up on match days.
The reserves are at home Saturday and I hope you’ll come down and support them
as you have us and take the opportunity to look at six new signings we’ve made.