MANAGER, Lee Hodges has reflected upon our home reverse at the hands of Billericay Town.
"I was bitterly disappointed with the whole team's performance," he admitted. "We looked sluggish - we weren't at it at all. It wasn't the team I'd expected to go out and perform.
"For such an important game, I had hoped the boys would have been on fire, but it didn't happen. I'm not going to be negative about it all - two months ago we didn't have a club, and we mustn't lose sight of the current context.
"That said, I apologise to all the fans. They were there in good spirit and good numbers and singing and supporting us throughout and they deserved better. The boys have given it their all, again and again, and they looked a bit leggy on Saturday. I changed the system at half-time. I thought the three of us at the back could deal with their striker, but we couldn't - everything he touched turned to gold. We gambled a bit too soon, perhaps, hoping to get the goals back; I may have got it wrong tactically.
"We always miss Andy Watkins, of course; he brings great movement, but I'm not going to dwell on negatives. As far as I'm concerned, it's fantastic that the club is still alive and the boys will never give up. My attitude is that we move on; we will keep battling in every game and for as long as there are points to be gained we will give it everything we've got."
The White Tigers have secured the services of front-man, Matt Wright on a non-contract basis.
"He's an out-and-out striker," added Hodges on his latest acquisition. "I just felt we particularly needed reinforcing in that direction. He came for a trial with us last season, from Salisbury, at around the same time I signed Adam Kelly from that club.
"He's a Plymouth lad in his early 20s and after his trial with us he moved to Sweden. He's since come back and played for Poole Town this season."