‘No feeling sorry for ourselves’, YM boss demands

JOHN Cumberbatch has warned his YM players against feeling sorry for themselves in the race to stay in the Ryman League.

The YM boss says he saw the first signs of a side deserving of their place at the foot of the table during last Tuesday night’s 2-0 defeat to Walton and Hersham since taking over in December and has moved quickly to snuff out any repeat this Saturday when they host Chatham at Gorings Mead.

He said: “Every singly game is important from now on, especially when you haven’t picked up any points in the last one.

“This one is even more important because last Tuesday was the first time I saw signs of a side at the bottom and feeling sorry for themselves.

“We didn’t play overly well but the opposition were the worst side we had played in relation to the other sides we have faced since I took over. Yet we gifted them two goals and there seemed to be the attitude that we’re being hard done by and that nothing is going right for us.

“It’s one of the things we’ve spoken about this week and it’s something we want to make sure doesn’t happen again on Saturday.”

Cumberbatch will be without attacking player Zak Henry, who had to come off on Tuesday with an ankle injury, as well as Kevin Lott who is still on holiday until early next week.