The ROCKS need to stick to their footballing principles – that is the message coming out from Bognor’s coaches in the wake of the club’s first big setback of the season.
Tuesday night’s initial defeat has taken some of the gloss off the club’s strong return to the Bostik Premier. They will have a chance to get AFC Sudbury out of their system and maintain their unbeaten start to the league campaign at Potters Bar Town tomorrow.
Their hosts are also in need of a pick-me-up having not won in five games after an opening two wins while the Rocks will be looking for their first three points on the road having drawn all four on their travels so far.
Speaking after Tuesday night’s game, coach Robbie Blake said: “When we get a little bit uncomfortable, I’ve been saying to the lads, this is when we need to still keep playing our football and stick to the principles of how me and Jack want to play with composure on the ball.”
Speaking to the Post ahead of Tuesday’s defeat, manager Jack Pearce said: “We’ve got to be happy with start to the season but football has a nasty habit of coming and biting you in the backside.
We have to keep going and ensure that the players are on top of it.”