Bromsgrove Sporting skipper Craig Jones writes exclusively for The Standard in his weekly column, reflecting on the victory over Aylesbury United and another defeat to Alvechurch, this time in the League Cup.
SATURDAY was ultimately a good day for us – another comfortable league win in front of the highest crowd in the division.
But there was frustration on the pitch and in the dressing room afterwards, such is the high standards we are setting ourselves.
We shouldn’t have conceded and winning to nil is always something defenders want to achieve.
When the dressing room is slightly disappointed with a 5-1 home victory it speaks volumes about where we want to be and what we want to achieve.
That being said, ten points out of a possible 12 in our first four games at this level is a good return.
Tuesday night was a chance to mix things up personnel wise and progress in a cup competition.
Despite a spirited and solid performance, our ten men couldn’t quite get over the line.
A lot has been said over the last couple of weeks and to see Alvechurch’s reaction on the pitch and sideline as well as on social media after getting the better of us twice shows what beating a club of our standing means, even though we are currently a step below.
Hopefully Alvechurch can have a good run in both cups.
With no game Saturday we won’t be resting on the good start we’ve made.
We will use the time to get on the training pitch and improve on things that need improving along with fine tuning others.