‘No magic formula’ Aylesbury FC boss warns fans

Tough start: Steve Bateman
Tough start: Steve Bateman

Aylesbury FC boss Steve Bateman has warned supporters there is ’no magic formula’ as he seeks to turn around their alarming run of defeats.

The Moles suffered their ninth successive loss on Monday night as they were beaten 2-1 away to Potters Bar Town despite taking an early lead through Anton Goss.

That result came just two days after FC lost 3-0 at home to Uxbridge, however boss Bateman urged fans to take a longer-term view.

He said: “We are only a third of the way through the season and at the end of the day, nothing is decided in November.

“I am trying to put a positive spin on things and in the matches I’ve been in charge we haven’t been thrashed.

“Against Potters Bar there were a lot of positives and we were unlucky with the manner in which we conceded the second goal.

“We gave them a good game and ultimately we paid for our lack of a cutting edge.

“Against Uxbridge we frustrated them for long periods and had our moments.

“They scored three goals very quickly and I think they were slightly flattered by the scoreline.”

Bateman has brought in seven players since taking over at Haywood Way and he has promised that more will follow.

However, he added that he believed the new signings would have no problems in gelling together quickly.

He said: “My argument would be that I have to do something and I would say this is not a way of looking for a quick fix.

“Our big issues at the moment are organisation and confidence, and we need to focus on cutting out individual errors.”