In the absence of a home match this week, 1874 Manager Ian Street gives his squad update.
UPS and DOWNS…
Hi everybody, hope you are all ok.
Well I must admit I have had better weeks as a non-league football manager..!!
Things don’t always go to plan in this business, I woke last Saturday ahead of our visit to Rochdale Town full of optimism for the day’s events, it was an opportunity to return to the top of the league with a win.
Arriving at the ground on a cold and damp afternoon I did my usual walk around the pitch, it was very heavy and the grass was long, I threw 3 or 4 discarded water bottles off and picked up a few empty crisp packets and thought, not the most inspiring of surfaces for a football match, but we had a job to do..!
The following 90 minutes were so roller coaster due to a level of individual and team performance that really was not acceptable to me, to miss the opportunity of the three points was disappointing to say the least and completely ruined my weekend, let’s hope it was one of those poor results that most clubs suffer in a season.
I demanded that we showed a reaction in the Cheshire Senior cup game on Wednesday but to talk about the game itself wouldn’t be right due to the eventual outcome of the match.
With around 12 minutes to go and with the scores locked at 2-2 our skipper and leader Adam Foy suffered an horrific leg injury, the game was stopped and eventually abandoned due to the incident, I looked around at our lads faces as Adam was waiting for the ambulance to arrive and felt like this game just shouldn’t continue, I was close to tears myself and so had a word with the referee.
We all wish Adam the very best and hope he is feeling better soon, he has had an operation to pin and plate his broken bones which I believe went very well and we look forward to seeing him soon.
What we need to do now is re-group and be as determined as before to try and achieve our goals for the season, yes losing Adam is a massive loss as a player and a person but it can’t be an excuse to feel sorry for ourselves. With everyone’s encouragement and support we will bounce back as a team and as a club.
What better way to respond than with a good performance on Saturday away at Holker OB.
It’s an old cliché to use after something like this but let’s do it for Foy…!