Home Match vs Brislington FC (TWLPD)
Saturday 12 September 2009
Toolstation Western League Premier Division 2009/10
Sherborne Town 1st
1-2 (Home Defeat)
James Smith - excellent in an adverse situati
Sherborne Town manager Kevin Leigh described defeat against Brislington as the worst game he has been involved in for four years.
The Raleigh Grove hosts were unable to repeat the performance that brushed aside Street 4-1 in the week.
Substitute Richard Parkinson provided Sherborne's highlight, setting up Nick Jacobs to find the net only seconds after his introduction.
Leigh said: "It was a rubbish game and a rubbish result. It was just like after the Lord Mayor's Show after Wednesday.
"We looked tired and did not really do anything. Brislington were not a particularly. good side but they got the win.
"We did not play and we did not attack the ball in the box, instead allowing it to bounce.
"To be honest, it was probably the worst game in four seasons that we have played."
Leigh praised keeper James Smith's efforts at keeping the Brislington strikers relatively quiet, but disregarded arguments about the heat making a fast tempo difficult.
"James brought off two or three brilliant saves and it is a shame he had to be on the losing side," said Leigh.
"People say it was hot and the pitch was bouncy but it was the same for Brislington. We just did not play with the tempo we did at Street.
"It was a big week but today was very, very poor with the performance and quality.
"I am very disappointed and we certainly did not deserve to win anything."
Sherborne Town: James Smith, Ollie Wake, Ollie Pearson, Glenn Nathan, Chris Luke, Keith Emmerson, Andy Martin, Steve Burton, Nick Jacobs, Aaron Lomax, Tony Cunningham. Subs: Richard Parkinson, Matt Rackham, Steve McDaid.