27/10/2013. Stratford Town v GCFC.
City’s Captain PAT COX shoots
[Pic Paul Burgman]
Guildford City had a long journey to Stratford Town, on the back an unbroken run of Away Defeats, City were hoping to turn their season around, with the introduction of City “old” boy Jamie Thoroughgood who made his debut for the Club aged 16, and who subsequently made 170 first team appearances in a Guildford shirt. They also fielded a new left-back. However, whilst city’s new boys both had good games, unfortunately some shocking refereeing decisions marred the game. City ended up travelling back from Stratford without any points, when really they certainly didn’t play like 4-0 losers. They played some really good football and created some good chances.
Jamie Thoroughgood, a hugely experienced player at this level, was quite impressed at the football skills displayed by GCFC, but said that it was largely a lack of experience in the team at this level and the young ages of the players. I agree, & I think that the team can survive at this level, they are getting fitter & more experienced every week, we just need some consistancy in the squad, so that we can field an unchanged team for a run of games, but with work commitments for many of the players, it makes it tough.
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