I don't know what to say. Their pitch was easily the worst I've seen this season and the weather wasn't much better, however... I am fed up of blaming things outside of our control. I could say the ref was poor again today, but to be fair, I don't think he was. Just as he wasn't against Hornchurch.
If the first half had have ended with Tilbury winning, that would have been fair. We scored a penalty (Crow), but Tilbury had much of the ball and actually kept us from getting anywhere near their goal on the whole.
Second half comes around and our players look like Batchy has told them that they are playing Tilbury and are supposed to walk over them, so they come out all guns blazing. We get an open goal, which Curran misses from a very tight angle and then they're straight up the other end scoring a goal which was very much against the run of play - even if it was only two minutes into the second half.
We carried on and proved that despite the horrendous conditions, we could play football on that pitch (albeit, not our best). We reapeatadly came close and when Leon fired a shot from the edge of the box, we all thought it was destined to hit the back of the net... except it smashed against the post and Tilbury cleared.
After that Tilbury went on to take the lead and we find ourselves hoping to score so we can escape with a point. It wasn't to be and, like I said above, we can blame the conditions all we like, but I think the reason we lost is because we fell asleep at the back virtually every time Tilbury went forward. They had more than two chances and we were lucky to escape on occasion.
Going forward though, especially in the second half, we were good. I can't help but feel that our defending is what let us down today, but for that I don't just blame the five at the back, but the entire eleven players. They need to move forward and back as a team and that's something they need to remember how to do next Saturday. Thirteen games unbeaten, remember that? Well now we're two games beaten, let's not make it any more.