Another decent effort by the lads, but we came up against an efficient and clinical Royston team.
We got off to a dream start when Bayley lashed home a corker in the first minute and Dan was unlucky with a 25 yarder fizzer which crashed against the bar but, under awkward pressure, Webby headed into his own net from a corner in the 13th and we left a clear opening for Kaan Fehmi to glide through and put Royston ahead five minutes later. Danny May hit a thunderbolt from outside the box for 3-1 in the 31st and, after Scott Bridges blazed a 51st minute penalty way over the bar, John Frendo put the icing on Royston's cake with the fourth in the 67th minute.
We had our moments and gave a good account of ourselves but (possibly naturally) we looked a wee bit deflated and dejected towards the end. Eli caught the eye again with his blistering pace, while Sami was his usual dependable self at the back and Tyler had to make a couple of smart saves.
Saturday won't be a walkover, as Petersfield Town only lost 3-2 last night, but the performances have been better in recent weeks so we can go into Saturday's game in decent spirit. Those of you on the terraces are in for a treat, as neither Dan nor I will be around to crash the tannoy, and you'll be in the capable hands and vocals of Clarky, who got rave reviews the last time he took over the mic.
Hope the hopper from Ironbridge in Shropshire, who was good company, enjoyed the evening and had a safe journey home.