Check out the Gaffer’s thoughts as we welcome the players, staff and supporters of Bodmin Town to Bodieve Park on Boxing Day.
This is my fifth season involved with the men’s first team and the first time I’ve been involved in a home boxing day fixture.
We could have come into this one top of the table, but we couldn’t quite do enough to get the win over Wendron last Saturday. We played pretty well but once again, we were left to rue a missed opportunity to go to the summit.
Wendron are a good side and will be right in amongst it at the business end, whereas although we are having a decent season, we have fallen short against the sides around us. Top four was our target at the beginning of the season and that remains the goal.
It feels like we’ve been away an awful lot lately, so much so, that Jacob ‘Jaffa’ Rowe has scored in 6 consecutive games for us and is yet to make his home debut!!
I hope he takes to Bodieve Park like he has everywhere else in the county.
I must confess, I feel as a management team we can affect games more at opponents grounds, get our message across better, than off the bank at Wadebridge, where your instructions get a little lost. Either that or the lads are ignoring me!! I don’t think it’s a coincidence that most of our best performances have been on the road.
Squad wise, Kyle Flew is back in the mix, Kyle has missed much of the season with a knee injury but will play a big part in the final third of the season.
Congratulations to Rob Rosevear who reached 150 appearances for the club at St Dennis earlier in the month.
A managers dream, dedicated, unfussy, talented. Hope he sticks around for another 150!!
Another player who embodied everything attitude wise I would look for in a Bridger, Tom Mclachlan, has joined Camelford. We couldn’t quite give Tom the minutes he desired. Although these things are tough, I’m grateful the job has given me the opportunity to get to know such a fantastic bloke .
Bodmin are in a stage of transition, but as their recent result against Bude suggests, they will be a dangerous opponent.
The longer Dane spends with them, the stronger they will get. We managed to beat them 4-0 in the Senior Cup, but in reality it was much tighter than the scoreline suggests.
I think it might be a cracker today!
Hope you are all having a great Christmas and I hope to see lots of you in the bar for a Boxing Day drink or two after.