Bristow frustrated as Town lose again

JASON Bristow says he is fed up with watching his Basingstoke Town side fail to turn good performances into victories.

The Town manager watched on in frustration as his side conceded two goals in the space of three minutes in the early stages of their Boxing Day trip to Farnborough.

Basingstoke went on to dominate the remainder of the game but could only pull one goal back, Tim Sills finding the net 13 minutes from time.

Bristow said: “At the end of the day we lost again. We cannot keep saying we played well. We have got to stop conceding bad goals.

“We gifted them two goals but other than that we were on top. We were the better side and created chances.

“I would rather we played badly and won. We have got to start picking up three points so if we do not play well and win, I will be happy.”

On a sodden afternoon in Farnborough, the hosts scored two goals when Town midfielder Simon Dunn was off the pitch being treated for a head injury.

Bristow admitted that Dunn’s absence played a part but he was also angry about the concession of the free-kick which led to the opening goal.

“We conceded a free-kick in a bad area again and it had the same result,” the Town boss added. “It’s frustrating because we spoke about it but we still did the same thing.

“We were down to 10 men for both goals and they both came down that side. We had Delano filling in but that’s not his position.”

The result means Town remain in the Blue Square Bet South relegation zone, four points from safety. Basingstoke are next in action on Saturday, when they travel to Hayes and Yeading United (kick-off 3pm).

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