Chinnor boss hands out the ‘Alex Ferguson treatment’ after stunning loss

Jason Bowers has demanded an improvement from his side this weekend
Jason Bowers has demanded an improvement from his side this weekend
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Chinnor’s coach gave his side the ‘Alex Ferguson’ treatment after a shock 36-24 loss gave bottom of the table Barking their first win of the season.

Jason Bowers lamented his black-and-white’s lack of precision and accuracy as they succumbed in their SSE National League 2 South game on Saturday.

He said: “We didn’t play very well. On paper we should have won but on the day Barking fully deserved their win. “We went to the game expecting to win and got firmly beaten. Very few players did themselves proud.

“At half-time I had a bit of an Alex Ferguson moment.”

Despite Bowers’ anger Chinnor started brightly with early tries from Liam Gilbert and Will Millet giving them a 14-3 lead.

However, the boss could only watch on as his side’s play disintegrated with Barking twice pouncing on loose ball to feed their backs and cross for a 17-14 lead at half-time.

Both sides traded tries in the second half with Adrian Hales touching down for Chinnor and Millet’s conversion making the match level at 24-24.

However, Barking, belying their league position, were galvanised and threw everything at Chinnor with Stephen Hihetah grabbing his hat-trick after bouncing off three weak tackles.

Chinnor were reeling as Barking ran over another try to wrap up the game.

Bowers refused to be upset by the loss though and said: “If I worried about every single defeat I would have no hair rather than just some.

“We will look for bouncebackability at the weekend.”

Chinnor host Canterbury on Saturday (kick-off 2.30pm).