JERSEY BULLS’ promotion plans hit a Farnham-shaped speed bump over the weekend, but manager Gary Freeman insists that there will be ‘many more twists and turns’ as the season concludes.
His side are now three points behind the final promotion spot, having played two games more than Badshot Lea, who occupy that coveted position.
There were scattered groans of resignation around Springfield after the visitors claimed all three points in the 98th minute, but Freeman still believes that Badshot can ‘slip up in their remaining fixtures.’
He said: ‘We all want to get promoted but if you don’t win the games that you should, that isn’t going to happen.
‘We have to look at ourselves first and foremost. If we can string some wins together, then the picture could change.
‘The way we played in the last 30 minutes was great.
‘Unfortunately it came after we went a goal down.
‘But we know we are one of the fittest outfits in the league and you can see that when our opposition begin to tire towards to end of games.
‘We didn’t take our chances, however, and Farnham made us pay right at the end there.’
One player delighted to be back in the fold is Jack Boyle, who injured his knee during the Bulls inaugural game some three and a half years ago.
However, his ruthless, competitive nature lives on and the side’s newest recruit shouldered the blame for the defeat.
He said: ‘We had the better chances.
‘I said in the dressing room that I take the blame for not winning today. My eyes lit up when the cross came in and I just didn’t get enough on it.
‘It’s a strange feeling coming back after so long away from the game because, mentally, I still feel like putting away chances is second nature and should come easily. It’s a it’s a tough one to take.
‘The lads are down, obviously, but there are some brilliant characters in the dressing room and we will keep fighting until the very end.
‘We’ll keep trying to win every game left and see where that leaves us.’