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.
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.
“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.
“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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