HELLENIC LEAGUE: Bassett pay the penalty in defeat
5:30am Thursday 10th April 2014 in By Michael Reeves, Deputy sports editor
WOOTTON Bassett Town manager Jeff Roberts was left disappointed after his side slumped to a 1-0 home defeat to to Bracknell Town last night.
Bassett went in at the break level with their visitors, however, 11 minutes into the second period Sam Barratt fired home from the spot to sink Roberts’ men.
“We just weren’t good enough,” Roberts told the Adver.
“The lads looked like they weren’t interested and Bracknell thoroughly deserved the win.”
Roberts made no complaints over the decision to award the visitors a penalty.
However, he was concerned how tired his players were.
“It doesn’t help when you play Saturday, Monday and then Wednesday,” he said.
“But we got beat by the hungrier side and that is disappointing.”
Meanwhile, Shrivenham manager Sam Collier insists that his side cannot take Premier Division cellar-dwellers Abingdon Town for granted tonight.
The Barrington Park men know that victory over the division’s whipping boys would all but assure their status for another year.
However, Collier is keen that his side don’t just turn up to go through the motions hoping that the three points will be theirs come the final whistle.
“We haven’t really played to our full ability against the lesser sides,” he said.
“When we pick up points against teams in the top six that is a bonus, it is these games against the likes of Abingdon Town that we need to win.”
Shrivenham will be without Dave Coleman this evening due work commitments, however, Collier is available once again after serving a one-match ban.