Following an incredibly difficult week off the field, everyone at Aberystwyth Town was delighted to see a match take place on Park Avenue on Friday evening. The collapse of a two of the ground’s floodlights after the recent freak storms put serious doubt on the club’s ability to host fixtures for the foreseeable future. However, thanks to the tireless work of club officials, temporary floodlights were set up and a crowd of over 500 welcomed the Seasiders back to action.
However, it wasn’t to be a happy return for the Black and Greens. Despite Kurtis March’s maiden goal for Town, the Black and Greens ended up on the reverse of a 3-1 scoreline. Manager Matthew Bishop was left frustrated by his side’s slow start.
“We’ve just got to be better over the 90 minutes. We were awful first half. We didn’t turn up. We made poor decisions. We didn’t look confident and didn’t want the ball. It was a poor show and I’m very disappointed with that."
“But second half we got hold of the ball, we passed it and did the things we did well. We moved with the ball and broke with pace. We had a few chances. I said before the game we had to take the chances when they come.” He told our club’s Youtube channel following the completion of the evening fixture.
Friday night’s game marked the half way point in the season. With 16 games elapsed, a further 16 games will determine the final outcome of Town’s season.
“It’s been a difficult season so far. It’s three defeats but we’ve played Bala twice and Connahs Quay. We have conceded goals in those games but they’re up there for a reason. It’s quite ironic really because it’s such a tight league, but to still be in the hunt is credit to the lads especially after the start we had."
“We’ve got to focus on every game. Take each game as it comes. We need to get as many points as we can before the split. Everyone’s beating everyone in the division but we’ve got to focus on us. We’ve got the added advantage of having a lot of home games in that run.”
Watch the whole interview with Aberystwyth Town Manager Matthew Bishop on Aber Town's Youtube Channel here.