‘We turned up expecting to win’ fumes Moles boss

FC manager Craig Faulconbridge
FC manager Craig Faulconbridge

Aylesbury FC boss Craig Faulconbridge said he felt “let down” by his players after a 4-3 defeat away to bottom of the table Chertsey Town.

Despite goals from Gareth Price, Ben Stevens from the penalty spot and substitute Alex Kedzierksi the Moles suffered their first league loss in three games.

Boss Faulconbridge said that even before kick-off there was an inevitability as to the outcome of the match.

He said: “I could see from before kick-off that our attitude was not quite right.

“Just the players body language looked flat.

“It felt as though some players thought that all they had to do to win was just turn up.

“We started very nervy, Chertsey got some confidence and we got what we deserved.”

Faulconbridge added that his players were punished for their arrogance.

He said: “We went in with the wrong mindset, we looked vulnerable throughout and ultimately we were punished.

“If I have to suffer another performance like that again, I will seriously have to think about another shake-up.”

The Moles have the chance to bounce back against Dunstable Town in the Red Insure Cup first round tonight (7.45pm) with Faulconbridge hopeful of “a good response and reaction” to the defeat at Chertsey.

The Moles are then in cup action again this Saturday, when they travel to fellow Calor League side North Greenford United, in the third round of the FA Trophy (kick-off 3pm).