Today was our first game back after a 7 week gap and we struggled to find our rhythm and football heads. It was bitterly cold over at Carterton with an icy wind chill but our hosts turned up the heat straight away. Bardwell simply failed to get into the game and gifted an early free kick to Carterton which was the start of their goal scoring. We were 3 nil down at half time having made errors and given away two soft goals.
Bardwell were first to concede in the 2nd half and then managed to get on the score sheet after a well struck free kick taken by Mateusz Grobelny found Charlie George Howlett in the box who tapped it home. Our spirits lifted we were then unfortunate to not score from a creative short corner combination from Aidan Wickens and Connor Batts. 4-2 would perhaps of made things interesting but sadly that is a story for another day. As time moved on the game got the better of us and we went on to concede 3 more goals. Carterton were well deserved winners.
The lads know they can do better and we will learn from this and move on.