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11 Oct: Blacky's Briefing

1 week ago By Martin Able

Lloyd looks back and confirms where action is required.

For those of you who watched the Bury Town FA Trophy fixture I'm sure you would've left feeling like I did. Twice leading the match and then conceding sloppy goals - our attacking play at times was good but we were equally poor defensively.

It's a situation we have to continue to address. Not only the volume of the goals we are conceding, but the way in which we are conceding them is worrying, and that needs to change urgently. The relentless schedule of Saturday/Tuesday fixtures is challenging work for our squad.

With four players injured on Tuesday evening we faced big-spending Greenwich Borough. It was a disappointing performance to say the least but taking positives from the game…. Jacob Mensah made his first league start and did very well as well as Billy Munday impressing when coming off the bench. As I said in the press this week, it's not an ideal time to bring kids into a team that's conceding goals but upon reflection, when is the ideal time? I don't believe there ever is. What I'm sure of though is that with experience and guidance they will be fantastic players for this club and their fearless style of play is refreshing.

On the coaching front, you may have seen Mick Santer in the dugout these last few weeks, who has come in as part of the management team. I'm delighted also to announce Paul Murray has also agreed to return as first team coach, a position he held a few seasons back, and I welcome both.

We now face four more home games in October and it's important we look to take maximum points from those games.

Hope to see you there on Saturday.

Blacky

Updated 17:18 - 11 Oct 2017 by Martin Able

Where next?

10 Oct: Greenwich Boro 3 Rams 0 Depleted Rams return from London without any points
17 Oct: Rams 2 Walton Casuals 2 Rams share points after a brief lapse before the interval

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Sat 21 Oct
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First Team Phoenix Sports
League 15:00
Tue 24 Oct
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First Team VCD Athletic
League 19:45
Sat 28 Oct
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First Team Guernsey
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