Heath assistant counts the cost of ‘rusty’ display

Shaun Findlay has dual-signed for Broadbridge Heath from parent club Dorking Wanderers
Shaun Findlay has dual-signed for Broadbridge Heath from parent club Dorking Wanderers

Broadbridge Heath assistant manager Sam Chapman felt that Loxwood deserved the three points after what he described as a rusty display.

The in-form Bears were left to count the cost of two recent postponements as they suffered a derby-day defeat.

After taking an early lead, they failed to hit the heights of the opening moment on Monday in the rest of the game.

Chapman said: “If we had got a goal at the end there then we would have just deserved it, but we didn’t so they deserved the win.

“We had been on a great run and won seven out of the last eight, so great form, but with two weeks with games off, we have not managed to cope with that well and looked a bit rusty.

“We started well, but unfortunately we did not stay fully at it. After scoring, rather than carrying on in the same vein, we did not get back to that level.

“We started to get back at it and Andy Waddingham knows he should have scored. It’s things like that, a minute later they take their chance at the other end to take the lead after a missed clearance.

“It was sloppy defending and the game got a bit scrappy after that and we lost our shape a bit. Going in at 2-1 it is all up for grabs, in the second half we had the vast majority of possession without looking like scoring.

“Losing Scott Weller early with a hamstring injury did not help as we lacked a bit of width on the left. Kieron Purkis was coming back from injury, but we were missing four or five that would have played. At this time of year, that happens to everyone though.”

Heath host Horsham YMCA on Saturday and have dual-signed Dorking Wanderers winger Shaun Findlay.

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