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Basingstoke Town manager Jason Bristow's weekly column
8:00am Saturday 14th September 2013 in Football
WE WILL be looking to bounce back this Saturday after the disappointment of last week’s defeat at Whitehawk.
It was not a good result or performance and we know we are capable of so much more.
It was a funny game. There were two gilt-edged chances inside the first minute but then chances were few and far between.
The frustrating thing from our point of view was that we didn’t show the creativity in the final third that we have in recent games.
We have not had much luck with injuries so far and Saturday was no different when Neil Barrett failed a fitness test and missed the game with a thigh injury.
In the six games played so far we have been without Louis Wells, Robbie Rice, David Ray, Neil Barrett, Shaun McAuley, Nathan Campbell, Robbie Matthews and Jordace Holder-Spooner for at least one. On top of that, we have had players playing with knocks and a few who didn’t have as much of a pre-season as they would have liked due to injury.
All in all, to have 12 points on the board is positive and in the two games we have lost, we have contributed to our own downfall.
There is a good team spirit and a real sense that the squad is capable of good things this year. It is up to us to follow that through.
After Saturday’s game against a strong Ebbsfleet team we visit Bromley, a side that have scored freely in the opening games while not conceding many.
The next two games will go a long way to showing how good we are at this moment in time.
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