Bromsgrove Sporting skipper Craig Jones writes for The Standard in his weekly column, reflecting on what has been a difficult week on the pitch after the Rouslers shipped in 11 goals in the space of two games.
I CANNOT think of many worse weeks that I’ve had in football.
We haven’t done ourselves, the management or our fans justice this week.
Saturday was a game we were desperate to win for the gaffer and his late father.
I came off the pitch feeling like I had personally let him down.
We failed to capitalise on the bright start we made.
Good chances were created and missed but the capitulation which followed was unacceptable.
Wednesday at Corby was worse.
Going over to applaud our travelling support at the end of the game, I was overwhelmed by a feeling of total embarrassment at the way we played and with the goals which we conceded.
They didn’t deserve the performance we put out.
Again we made a bright start but again we capitulated.
It was nowhere near good enough and we were rightly told as much after the game.
This has never been in the make-up of this team in any of my seven seasons at the club so it’s concerning that it has happened twice in a week.
There’s a lot of soul searching to be done from now until our next game.
None of us who’ve played a part in any of the games can say we did enough.
Individually and as a team, we have been shambolic.
That being said, we have proven before we can come through difficult times.
There’s plenty of quality, character and togetherness in the dressing room.
Now, more than ever, we need to show it.