Attfield slams 'lack of desire to win'
ROYSTON Town s unbeaten league run came to an end on Saturday with a 3-1 home defeat against Stony Stratford Town. The loss sees Paul Attfield s men slip one place in the league table to fourth, with a record of four wins, one draw, and one defeat from th
ROYSTON Town's unbeaten league run came to an end on Saturday with a 3-1 home defeat against Stony Stratford Town.
The loss sees Paul Attfield's men slip one place in the league table to fourth, with a record of four wins, one draw, and one defeat from their six matches.
The Crows played poorly during the first 45 minutes, and deservedly trailed 1-0 at half-time, thanks to a goal from midfielder Ricky Foster.
The home side improved after the break, but fell further behind to goals from Michael Fraser and Daniel Walker.
Attfield threw on Ricky Young, Gregg Jackson and Will Turl to try to change the complexion of the match, and although winger Luke Robins pulled a goal back in the 80th minute, this was as good as it got for Royston on a disappointing afternoon at Garden Walk.
Attfield said that he was surprised by his side's defeat and found it difficult to stomach.
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"I wasn't expecting that at all," he said.
"In the first half, the only player who came off the pitch with any credit was Luke Robins.
"That was not my team out there in the first half, and I cannot accept what I saw.
"The players know how I feel.
"There was a lack of desire to want to win the game, and in the end we got what we were due.
"In the second half we couldn't have played any worse than we did in the first, so it had to get better."
Royston's next league match is a home clash against Sun Postal Sports on Tuesday, September 23.
Royston: Gibson, Endacott, Babbage, Debnam, Reid(c), De Lacy, Edwards, Malins, Hammond, Lockett, Robins. Substitutes: Jackson, Young, Turl, Stevens, Apostolos