Upcoming MatchDartford v Taunton Town/February 24, 2024/Bericote Powerhouse Princes Park

Update: Tony Burman

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” We were all obviously disappointed with the result on Saturday, although the conditions were the same for both sides I felt with the wind behind us in the first half the players did not adapt and did not show any intelligence with our play and for some reason we kept playing a long ball with the wind behind us which under the circumstances made no sense. I felt that we unfortunately made one defensive mistake and got punished for it, for me our opponents made three defensive mistakes in the same half and we did not take advantage of those. We are very strong and have been excellent at set pieces but on Saturday our deliveries in this area we well below par. I felt the players in the second half put in a lot of effort but even though we was playing against ten men  we could not get the breakthrough from a well drilled and well organised two banks of four. We had a good shout for a penalty and sometimes it goes for you and sometimes it doesn’t. Overall I felt we deserved a point from the game, but did not do enough to win it.

I understand there has been some questioning over some decisions I made, as the manager you have to believe in what you do and I am quite happy to accept things if i got them wrong, but there will always be  opinions that differ from myself which you have to accept. Just to clear a couple of things up,  I took Lee Noble off in my opinion before he got sent off and Andy Pugh was injured in training last Monday and did a light training session on Thursday and got to the game on Saturday and he felt he was ok but I decided not to risk starting him but leave him on the bench . Yes there may of been an opportunity for him to come off the bench, but I decided to bring Warren on instead which i felt was a positive move.”

I spoke to Tom Bonner yesterday and he felt he was ok, and we will assess the situation tomorrow.

We now move on and concentrate on the game against Bath City which will be another difficult match and hopefully we can come back with the right result.

Thanks for your support

Tony Burman

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