Date: 24th August 2014 at 9:20pm
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Manager Rob Edwards has bemoaned the quality of our defensive display against Cheltenham Town yesterday after watching us throw away a two goal lead and end up losing the match.

Speaking to the Official Site following the three two defeat, Edwards admitted that whilst he was pleased to see us take the two goal advantage in the game, ultimately our defending across the whole 90 minutes left him shaking his head.

‘We didn’t defend well enough for the whole game and we paid the price. The two really good goals we scored were wasted with a poor defensive display. I didn’t feel comfortable the whole game, and the players didn’t look comfortable. We looked like we were incapable of defending as a unit.’

Edwards goes on to say that such was the state of our defending even when we were two up he never thought we were going to win the game as for him it was just a matter of time before they found the net, and unfortunately that proved to be true – three times.

‘It’s awfully disappointing but it’s part of football. There’s still plenty of points to play for and today reminds me that the task is going to be a bit more difficult than I thought it was going to be on Tuesday. I’m aware I’ve got a big job on to get a side that is going to take this club forward.’

Edwards went on to say that everybody would be looking at the DVD and learning as much as they possibly could so we would improve as that definitely wasn’t good enough, and defender Matt Hill echoed the gaffer and said there were lots of lessons that needed to be learnt.

‘We started really well, played some great football and passed it around well and got the early goal. We caught them on the counter attack and went two nil up at half time and we thought we could push on from there but obviously it wasn’t the case.’

Hill goes on to say that you still have to give credit to Cheltenham for the way they kept coming at us and not giving up but in many ways he felt we were naive and we should’ve shut up shop a lot more than we did, and the bottom line is it’s the players who should know it and do it and we didn’t, so he knows there’s only one way the blame goes for that.

‘We’re all disappointed, we’ve got to learn lessons very fast and hopefully these things won’t happen again.’