16th Jul, 2019

INSIDE VIEW - Craig Jones' Bromsgrove Sporting column

Bromsgrove Sporting skipper Craig Jones writes for the Standard in his weekly column, reflecting on the FA Trophy defeat and looking ahead to Dunstable Town this weekend.

FIRST and foremost I’d like to express my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Thomas Jones.

We were all really saddened to hear the terrible news about one of our own.

On behalf of all the lads, our thoughts and love go out to all Thomas’ loved ones.

We were disappointed to lose the game on Saturday against Corby.

We weren’t at our best yet still created chances and had enough of the ball to make things happen.

Unfortunately we didn’t make Corby work hard enough for their goals with all three of them being handed to them – two by our individual errors and one from an individual error by the referee.

The circumstances surrounding the second goal really affected us. It was a really poor decision by the referee to award a penalty after an excellent tackle by Mozza and an even poorer explanation was given afterwards.

We have to respect the referee, but it’s so frustrating when you’re told your team-mate won the ball but then tripped the man so it’s a penalty. To me, that’s called a tackle and the video evidence is there for all to see.

Nevertheless we need to manage what we can control better and we handed Corby a third from failing to defend a corner properly.

Put plainly we need to do better.

Saturday is a great chance to bounce back. The league is our bread and butter but Dunstable Town will be a tough test.

Hopefully we can get back to winning ways in front of a packed crowd at the Vic.

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