Unders: It was our best display this season
October 17, 2007
JON UNDERWOOD reckons Bracknell Town were unlucky not to come away from Bridgwater Town with their first win of the season on Saturday, writes football correspondent Darrell Freeland.
The Robins have had disappointing start to the campaign and are at the wrong end of the Southern League Division One (South & West) table in the bottom two.
But Underwood’s side produced a much-improved display in Somerset and pulled off a real shocker in the 1-1 draw against third-placed Bridgwater.
However Underwood was disappointed not to register his first win as manager with inspired performances by loan signing striker Jermaine McGlashan and new signing Jason O’Conner at centre-half.
He also described it as Bracknell’s “best performance of the season” after losing eight of their opening 10 games.
“A draw at Bridgwater is a very good result but when we looked back at the game we really felt we should have got all three points,” said Underwood. “We certainly had the better chances to win the game and I was very proud of the lads’ performance. It was our best this season by a long way. The introduction of Jason alongside Billy made us look very solid and I think he will improve even further with a few more games under his belt.
“Jermaine had his best game yet for us and Bridgwater couldn’t live with him at times.
“He is a young player and that should give him great confidence.
“But the whole team played their part. On too many occasions so far this season we have carried too many players but we didn’t carry anyone on Saturday, everyone was on their game and contributed to a very professional performance.
“We will need to continue to play at this level and even better if we are to climb the league and get to where we want to be.” Underwood is not getting too excited about the Robins earning only their second league point of the season, though, and insists the squad is is still not strong enough.
He plans to sign at least one more player ahead of the trip to Woodford Town in the FA Trophy on Saturday.
“There’s no way I’m going to get carried away by one performance,” he said.
“We still need to improve the squad and I’m hopeful of getting one or two more faces in this week.
“But we have the basis of a good side here, the attitude and spirit among the lads is superb at the minute and not what you would expect from a team who has had the start that we’ve had.
“We just need to get a win or two under out belts now and hopefully a little bit of momentum.”