Non-league: Narrow defeat would be a good result says Gazzard

BASHLEY BOSS: Paul Gazzard

BASHLEY BOSS: Paul Gazzard

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BOSS Paul Gazzard admitted Bashley would have to be at their best to avoid another Midlands mauling ahead of tomorrow’s trip to play-off-chasing Stourbridge.

The Glassboys’ home has rarely been a happy hunting ground for Bash who have lost their past three trips to Amblecote, shipping no fewer than 14 goals in the process.

And with his rookie charges rock bottom of the Southern League Premier Division, Gazzard reckons even a narrow defeat could be viewed as a good result.

“Stourbridge always provide a very tough test and will be buzzing after a good win at Weymouth,” he said.

“I don’t want to sound negative but if we were to go there and only lose by the odd goal we would have to take the positives from that.

"They are a strong side at home and it is a long way to travel, especially with an inexperienced bunch of players but I know the boys will turn up and give 100 per cent.”

Bash will hope their pursuit of the points will be boosted by the inclusion of new signing Luke Ansell, a centre-half from Totton & Eling, but fellow new boy Tony Rolls, a flexible young defender from Dorchester, will not be available.

Brad Morris should be back in the frame but Lewis Blackmore could be rested while he recovers from a knock. Midfielder Declan Edwards could miss the rest of the season as his injury woes continue.

Bash: (from) Jones, Ansell, Morris, Brookes, Roberts, Strickland, Marden, Kenna, Bulpitt, Soetan, Joyce, Odam, Davis, Flint, Gazzard, Colson, George.

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11:53am Fri 7 Feb 14

Ben Dingrun says...

So Bashed have added to their Wessex League squad again. This time a CB from a side 4th bottom with -54 GD having conceded 83 goals.
This Management team has been a revelation with all their "contacts".....rumou
r has it that Mike Bassett is also coming in as DOF!
By the way Gaz - any defeat has the same points return.
So Bashed have added to their Wessex League squad again. This time a CB from a side 4th bottom with -54 GD having conceded 83 goals. This Management team has been a revelation with all their "contacts".....rumou r has it that Mike Bassett is also coming in as DOF! By the way Gaz - any defeat has the same points return. Ben Dingrun
  • Score: 18

2:23pm Fri 7 Feb 14

fuhamfc12 says...

Quote - “I don’t want to sound negative but if we were to go there and only lose by the odd goal we would have to take the positives from that.

So what he is saying we should loose the game. How can you take positives from losing? Look at your position in the league Gazzard. I am sure the chairman is happy with your comments regards to Saturday's game. If I was him I would be questioning your decisions.
Quote - “I don’t want to sound negative but if we were to go there and only lose by the odd goal we would have to take the positives from that. So what he is saying we should loose the game. How can you take positives from losing? Look at your position in the league Gazzard. I am sure the chairman is happy with your comments regards to Saturday's game. If I was him I would be questioning your decisions. fuhamfc12
  • Score: 14

2:14pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Ian not Dingbum says...

Believe it or not I agree with you, but I guess Poole's latest player is probably on more wages than half Bash's playing budget, and dare I say it but Poole's budget is approaching 10 times that of Bash. This is why you annoy me idiot Dingbum, I would hate to see any club go and Bash have tried to stop the rot financially. You have a short memory as you were there not long ago.
Believe it or not I agree with you, but I guess Poole's latest player is probably on more wages than half Bash's playing budget, and dare I say it but Poole's budget is approaching 10 times that of Bash. This is why you annoy me idiot Dingbum, I would hate to see any club go and Bash have tried to stop the rot financially. You have a short memory as you were there not long ago. Ian not Dingbum
  • Score: -3

9:36pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Ben Dingrun says...

I suppose a 4 1 reverse does constitute a narrow defeat for Bashed. Seems Gaz got his way after all.
I suppose a 4 1 reverse does constitute a narrow defeat for Bashed. Seems Gaz got his way after all. Ben Dingrun
  • Score: 8

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