‘It was just one of those days but we don’t want to have a repeat’

Banbridge Town Manager Ryan Watson. INBL1537-273PB
Banbridge Town Manager Ryan Watson. INBL1537-273PB

Saturday’s narrow defeat was an undeserved one for Banbridge Town.

That’s the view of their manager Ryan Watson, who was, on the whole, pleased with his side’s performance.

“I don’t think we did (deserve to lose) over the 90 minutes,” he said, “especially in the second half when we had most of the possession and created plenty of chances.

“We just weren’t getting on the end of things or their goalkeeper was pulling off wonder-saves.

“I don’t know how he stopped the one from Neil Barr and he made a great save from a Ryan Gourley shot that looked to be heading for the top corner.

“At the other end, I don’t think Tuda had a save to make. It was disappointing not to get the win or even to get a late equaliser. I think we deserved more.

“When we look at how we played, there were pleasing aspects but we never like losing football matches.

“It was a game we should have been taking three points from but that’s the way football is. If you don’t take your chances, you’re in trouble.

“We had a few defensive errors that crept in as well so we have to stomp those out right away.

“The football we played was good but it’s not the start to the year we wanted.

“It was maybe just one of those days but it’s not one we want to repeat.

“We need to turn it round quickly and we will do, there’s no doubt about that.”