Date: 2nd December 2013 at 7:17pm
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Skipper Jon Ashton has said everybody was disappointed at the final whistle of the Shrewsbury game, because the players know full well themselves that that was just not an acceptable level of performance.

Speaking to the Official Site following the game, Ashton said that the players had had a good talk in the dressing room following the game, and they had all held their hands up for the lack of individual, let alone team, performance and they had done the same following the game on Tuesday as well, so it was doubly disappointing because they wanted to put the Gillingham result right and they still weren’t good enough.

‘We got ourselves in front, maybe against the run of play. They came back at us and we found ourselves 2-1 down. We really should’ve kicked on, found a second goal and then push to get ahead.’

We simply didn’t though, but like manager Graham Westley Ashton said we could take some heart from how we ended the game even though it took us a while to get there, because we were creating chances and we did sort of grow into ourselves again but it was too little too late.

What it shows though is when we are getting balls into the box the players have to be prepared to give more than they are so they do get on the end of them, as even Ashton points towards the crosses that Luke Freeman was putting into the box, but nobody was there to make them count.

Well it’s a league break now for the FA Cup against Stourbridge, so everybody will be hoping for a confidence gaining win that we can take into the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy then before we get back to league action.

Back to back wins now would certainly help things.