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Hillians leak five at Brightlingsea

A poor first 60 minutes put pay to getting anything on our first visit to Brightlingsea Regent FC.

Goals from Pat Harding and Charlie Bennett were small consolation for Ian Chapman’s team.

Firstly I would like to apologise for last night’s performance away at Brightlingsea. It lacked desire, and any football intelligence. Too many players had an off day. At the moment, we are shooting ourselves in the foot by continually giving away poor goals. As an ex defender, I take full responsibility for how many goals we have conceded this season. I’m not in anyway trying to hide the facts and myself and the players will be working hard to rectify the situation. Back to last night and the times we conceded the first 3 goals also made it so difficult (1 min, 42 mins and 47 mins) it meant we never gave ourselves a chance. I know at 4 down we had a go and probably should have got it back to at least 4-2 but you shouldnt need to score more than 2 goals away or at home to get a result. I do feel this season we have played some of our best football since we got promoted to this league, but I also feel we have capitulated far to easily far to often. I won’t shy away because me and my coaching staff got this football club out of the league below and I honestly believe we are the right men to lead this club forward and for us to do that I will do what I think is right, I’ve always tried to be a loyal manager to my players but if I feel a player isn’t giving the shirt the passion and effort it deserves I will move people on. We must strive to be more consistent as we don’t at the moment seem able to put 3 good performances together in the league. We now must look ahead to Saturday away to Thurrock. There’s no good looking back because we can’t affect what has gone, hopefully we will have everyone available because I still feel are strongest starting eleven will give a lot of teams in this league a good game. Chappers


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