Right lets get this season started and our first game is at home to Havant & waterlooville…
Havant & Waterlooville – Home
Didn’t know what to expect for the first game of the season. But it was woeful! Havant had a player sent off early in the game which gave me hope of a win. The players never looked up for it despite a man extra and more shots and possession. The team is still gelling together and I am still hopeful of a good season. Our defence gifted them their chances which they took.
Maidenhead – Away
A much better performance from the same 11 as Havant game. Total different mentality and attitude from the lads and we deserved the 3 points despite what the stats say after Maidenhead had their only real spell was the last 10 minutes.
New signing – Pio Júnior
After the first couple of games of seeing where the team was in standard to what positions I was looking at and needed I got s few scout reports. After a while of thinking about this lad I decided to take a punt on him as he was a free agent and signed a one year deal, the director of football completed this deal. He’s a striker which is a position we was short on.
welcome Pio Júnior to Bishop Stortford!
Basingstoke – Away
Total opposite performance from the previous game, such a Jekyll and Hyde team after the first few games. Awful game and performance, despite having more possession and shots we deserved to lose. On to the next!
Loan Signing – Zac Fagan – Till End Of The Season
I had scouted him a few times since pre season and after my centre backs had not been amazing I decided to bring him in an bolster the centre back position. Welcome Zac Fagan to Bishop Stortford!
Chelmsford – Home
Deserved the win, a solid performance. Chelmsford offered nothing of a threat in this game despite their goal thanks to our player.
So currently – 4 games – 2 wins – 2 draws = Need to improve.
Truro – Away
This was a poor and boring game for which we deserved the defeat as we created nothing meaning we didn’t create a single chance of a shot on target! Was hoping for back to back wins to help us climb the table but Truro ruined that plan!
Loan Signing – Jordan Wynter – 5 Months
The director of football completed this deal, more than happy for him to join as he is a player in which can slot in to defensive midfielder more comfortably than the players we currently had. Will try and extend his loan.
Concord Rangers – Home
A bore 1-1 draw in a game which we should of eased to a win. a much better performance in recent games just need to improve our chances in front of goal!
Wealdstone – Away
Do you want some I’ll give it ya!? We got it given to us courtesy of a late own goal thanks to the goalkeeper. It was a poor game in which a draw would of been a fair result. The late goal hit us hard. Only 1 chance on target all game says it all.
Loan Signings – David Fitzpatrick – 3 months & Callum Maycock – 3 months
After the first 7 games and more scout reports I have brought these two youngsters in to bolster the squad and help when the players are tired. Fitzpatrick has joined us from AFC Wimbledon who is a winger & Maycock joins us from Coventry can play centre back,defensive midfield and centre midfield. Neither will play week in week out unless needed.
Fairly happy with the performances but need to cut out the sloppy defending and take our chances when we have them. Currently sitting above the relegation zone after 7 games so relegation form at the moment which I am hoping we can turn around but this is a long hard season where any one can beat anyone. We have never been out played or dominated, just the defence and keeper are costing us points. We need to improve and fast!
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