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No wins in six for Gloucester City: Manager Tim Harris has called players to grow up and take responsibility.

Gloucester City lost 3-1 at home to top of the table Braintree Town this weekend.

Gloucester took the lead through Karnell Chambers on the 18th minute after a quiet opening quarter. Braintree defender Marc Okoye was caught in possession in a dangerous area gifting the former Cheltenham Town youth player a golden chance to go in front.

 

 

Harris’ side went into the break with the lead, but after what seemed to be a very successful team talk from Braintree manager Brad Quinton, the Iron scored on the 47th minute through Phil Roberts without Gloucester even touching the ball after the restart.

A quick fire double from the Braintree forward set the Essex side on their way for an overall dominant performance on the 51st minute, Okoye with the ball out wide providing an assist cancelling out his first half error for Roberts to volley home.

 

The Tigers just couldn’t get started in the second half and were faced feeling stunned as the game was put to bed on the hour mark, Karl Oliyde with a sneaky finish into the far corner 18 yards from goal.

A fiery game saw referee Mr. Durkin brandish eight yellow cards and manager Tim Harris after the game labelled the refereeing performance as ‘abysmal’.

Speaking after the game Harris said: “We need to grow up and start taking responsibility because today out there was too many, certainly in the first 10-15 minutes of the second half we just weren’t on it”.

 

Gloucester will have a chance to turn their bad run of form around on 21st October in their next league game as their clash with East Thurrock United has been rearranged due to their FA Cup progress.

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