St Francis Rangers 2, Little Common 7: Boddie left ‘tremendously disappointed’ by heavy defeat

DM16135259a.jpg Footabll: St Francis v Little Common. Photo by Derek Martin - Dan Cruikshank (red kit) SUS-160815-101955002

DM16135259a.jpg Footabll: St Francis v Little Common. Photo by Derek Martin - Dan Cruikshank (red kit) SUS-160815-101955002

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St Francis Rangers boss Simon Boddie was left ‘tremendously disappointed’ by his side’s 7-2 defeat to Little Common on the opening day of the season.

But the season opener did not go as Boddie planned.

DM16135255a.jpg Footabll: St Francis v Little Common. Photo by Derek Martin - Martin Denny (red kit) SUS-160815-101942002

DM16135255a.jpg Footabll: St Francis v Little Common. Photo by Derek Martin - Martin Denny (red kit) SUS-160815-101942002

They were 2-0 down at half time. Brought it back to 2-1 thanks to Rhys White before five more second half goals saw Common romp to victory.

White did get a second for Rangers.

But Boddie told Middy Sport: “I was tremendously disappointed with Saturdays result.

“It wasn’t the fact that we lost but the manner in which we lost.

DM16135270a.jpg Footabll: St Francis v Little Common. Photo by Derek Martin - Russell Eldridge (red kit) SUS-160815-102021002

DM16135270a.jpg Footabll: St Francis v Little Common. Photo by Derek Martin - Russell Eldridge (red kit) SUS-160815-102021002

“Pre-season we had shown a steady improvement finishing with a win. We also had the misfortune to pick up another injury with Idriz Adedoja possibly pulling a hamstring. Time will tell as to how long he may be out.

“Individually the performances were not that bad but collectively it left a lot to be desired.

“In saying that I firmly believe we can get our act together albeit I did say I didn’t think we were quite ready just yet for competitive matches.

“However it is a long season and I know we will soon start to gel and begin to get results that show all the hard work that has been put in by all at the club.

DM16135304a.jpg Footabll: St Francis v Little Common. St Francis manager, Simon Boddie. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-160814-181758008

DM16135304a.jpg Footabll: St Francis v Little Common. St Francis manager, Simon Boddie. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-160814-181758008

“Having had a long chat at the end where we were all very open and honest and I trust the players to go away and reflect upon that which was discussed and begin to work on our weaker points.

“We have the opportunity to have a full training session before we host Midhurst & Easbourne next Saturday in the RUR cup.

“Cups are a relief from the pressure of the league so any cup run is a good cup run, but the league is about consistency and that is what my main aim is, to provide some consistency to the group and gain a foothold and steady the ship before then looking to push on.

“There is more to come from this group and I am always looking to strengthen.”

St Francis Rangers face Langney Wanderers away tonight (Tuesday).

Team: Jordan Markey, Reece Coleman, Leo Silva, John Noakes, Tom Cousins, Chris Haskell ( Keith Peppard 60 min) , Dan Taylor, Stuart Goodwin, Rhys White, Connor Campbellwood (Luis McAuliffe 45 min), Idriz Adedoja ( Conner Fearnside 77 min). Sub not used Conor Carolan.

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