Attfield bitterly disappointed with players after Biggleswade draw

PUBLISHED: 14:02 04 April 2011

Paul Klein

Paul Klein

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SSMFL Premier Division

Royston Town 1

Biggleswade United 1

CROWS winger Paul Klein continued his good form in front of goal with his second strike in five days on Saturday.

The 18-year-old scored a fantastic goal on 43 minutes only for United’s Angus Stewart to score an 89th minute equaliser to deny Royston the three points at Garden Walk.

Manager Paul Attfield was bitterly disappointed with his team’s performance, though.

Confidence was high in the Royston camp going into the match after dispatching Broxbourne Borough 7-1 just four days previously. However, as has happened on numerous occasions this season, the team was unrecognisable in the following match.

Attfield says some of his players look like they are merely going through the motions of a season that looks like petering out with a whimper – despite still having a second place finish to fight for.

“It was very poor,” said Attfield.

“We were very lethargic throughout and there was no pace to our play. I don’t know how you can go from playing so well against Broxbourne to then go and put in such a different display.

“We just started slowly and we never got any momentum going. At home you’ve got to take the game to your opponents and we just didn’t do that and we barely had a shot on goal in the whole game.

“Too many players are going through the motions even with second place still to play for. Everyone was buzzing after the Broxbourne result but it just didn’t happen on Saturday.”

Attfield and his team travel to London on Tuesday night to play Hanwell Town and the Crows boss is hoping to utilise the good playing surface at Reynolds Field and get an improved result from that of Saturday’s.

Kick off is at 7.45pm on Tuesday, April 5.

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