13th Dec, 2018

INSIDE VIEW - Craig Jones' Bromsgrove Sporting column

Craig Gibbons 22nd Nov, 2018

Bromsgrove Sporting skipper Craig Jones writes for The Standard in his weekly column, reflecting on the 1,000-plus attendance against Aylesbury, the 5-0 win over the Buckinghamshire side and Tuesday night’s draw at Thame United.

SATURDAY was a great occasion.

To get over 1,000 fans through the gate is unheard of at this level.

Thank-you to everyone who came to support us, both the regulars and the first timers.

Hopefully you’ll all be back after the performance and result we delivered.

I thought we settled into the game after a cagey opening.

We played some excellent stuff, scored some really good team goals and defended resolutely when we needed to.

More than 1,000 fans, five goals, a clean sheet and three points made Saturday perfect.

Tuesday night was always going to be tough.

At this level with the increased travel, lads having their own work commitments and the increased quality of opposition, any midweek game is going to be difficult.

I thought the first half sort of passed both teams by but felt we had the better of the second 45.

The Thame keeper made some top saves and we were hit with a sucker-punch off a corner.

The goal was slightly fortuitous and we had defended well for much of the game so to get back into the game in the final moments speaks volumes about the character of the boys.

Charlie (Dowd) has been having his own goal of the season competition this week and his equaliser on Tuesday was sensational.

Four points in three days can’t be sniffed at and overall I’d say we are happy with where we are at this stage of the season, but we won’t be resting on our our laurels and we hope to kick on over the next month.

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