19 March 2012

City Alerts - Lee's view of the Tonbridge game

LEE'S VIEW on Tonbridge Angels   3  Truro City   0 

"I can't fault the effort put in by the lads, but there's no denying they looked very tired after they'd put in such a great performance against Boreham Wood four days earlier.  We were on the back foot for the first five minutes or so, but after that we grew in confidence and defended well for the remaining 40 minutes, apart from the first goal, when I felt we could have dealt better with the start of their move.

"I thought we were really in with a chance, but as soon as the second half got under way you could see that the legs were very heavy.  The boys gave their all, but Tonbridge were worthy winners and we didn't deserve anything from this game. 
"We didn't have the best preparation, although I'm not making an issue out of that.  The coach stopped at a service station about half an hour away from the ground, so that the lads could stretch their legs, and a pair of inspectors came on board and said the coach couldn't go any further until a light had been fixed.  So we had to order up taxis to get us to the ground, but we still had the same warm-up time as usual, so no excuses there.  I will be making changes for tomorrow's match at Basingstoke, to freshen things up."

TEAM NEWS for tomorrow's trip to Basingstoke (7.45 pm):    LEE HODGES (groin) out.

BASINGSTOKE:   currently seventh in League, with 49 points from 33 games.  Won 13, drawn 10, lost 10, goals for 50, against 42.   Last three results:  (Saturday) won 1-0 at home to Bromley, drew 1-1 at home to Dover, lost 2-0 at home to Tonbridge Angels.  Treyew Road, October 8:  City 2 Basingstoke 5.

Written by Mike Truscott

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