“I’m not defending that” – Boss

John Pemberton on the defeat to Brackley Town at Aggborough

John Pemberton [PA Images]

BOSS John Pemberton was frustrated by a “lack of fight” shown by his side after Harriers again fell to defeat at Aggborough against Brackley, writes Eliot Ball.

Correy Davidson’s first-half goal was the only real bright point on a deeply frustrating night for the team and the Harriers faithful.

Brackley ran out 3-1 winners and, in truth were never truly tested.
The manager was full of praise for his captain, Cliff Moyo, and applauded his attitude and commitment this season.

On the whole, though, Pemberton refused to defend the team’s performance, calling for them to show more fight in their upcoming fixtures.

“I thought we were poor tonight,” said the boss, who had to go into the game without Rhys Williams and Milan Butterfield, who’re on international duty, and Declan Weeks who is injured.

“…he’s unbelievable in his attitude and commitment…” John Pemberton on Cliff Moyo

“We have our three best players missing, and tonight showed where we are as a team and as a football club.

“The frailties are there and tonight is was men against boys… half the team are finding it a little too much.

“It’s hard you want everybody to show a bit more, but the players that let us down today have been here a while, they’re the experienced ones…I’m having to move my captain all around the pitch because we’re not strong enough.

“Give me eleven of him [Cliff Moyo], he’s unbelievable in his attitude and commitment. He could go and play anywhere.

“Unfortunately, I haven’t got enough of him; I haven’t got enough men and that’s the problem.

“I’m not defending that, and I’ve told them that in the dressing room because what that was at times was embarrassing; I’m not accepting it.”

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