Gloucester City midfielder Harry Pinchard described his sides performance as “safe” after they suffered a damaging 2-1 defeat to relegation rivals Kings Lynn Town at the TigerTurf stadium.
City had won their previous two games against fellow relegation rivals Banbury and Bishops Stortford respectively, with a win against Kings Lynn cutting the gap to safety down to just one point.
“Both teams were terrible to be honest and we haven’t played the way that cooky (Mike Cook) has wanted us to since he’s come in”, Pinchard continued “We like to get midfielders on the ball, carry it up the field and involve the attackers but we didn’t do any of that today.
“Kings Lynn dropped off and defended so easily against us, we conceded to really sloppy goals and let them get too many crosses in. Just because they’re down near there (at the bottom of the league) doesn’t mean it’s a given we’ll beat them.”
During the first half there was a lengthy stoppage to a very destressing injury to fellow midfielder Joe Hanks which resulted in 15 minutes of added time at the end of the opening 45 minutes, “I didn’t really see what happened, I just turned round and he was on the floor so I’m guessing it was an elbow or something, we wish him all the best of course and he’s going to be a big loss for us.”
“It’s always tough when you lose a key player so early on and it’s hard for players to stop in the middle of the game, especially people coming off of the bench after 25 minutes or because they need to adapt but I thought Brandon (Smalley) did really well when he came on.”
After waiting nearly 10 months for a win on the road, Gloucester have won their last two on their travels, and it’s a quick turn around again for the Gloucestershire side when they make the trip up to Chorley on Tuesday night.
“We have to go there with the right mindset and make it difficult for them, like we have done for plenty of other teams this season. We haven’t put ourselves in the best situation but anyone can beat anyone in this league and we have to go there with belief.”
Despite the defeat, there are still 15 games left of the campaign for City to try and stay up and Tuesday is the perfect opportunity to get back to winning ways and continue that fight for survival.