We knew this season was going to be a hard season for us, admits Phoenix Sports assistant Paul Bryon

Friday 06th October 2017

PHOENIX SPORTS assistant manager Paul Bryon says there’s no reason to panic despite extending their winless run to seven games.

Steve O’Boyle’s side are currently on a bad run of form, putting in a poor performance during their 3-1 defeat at Cray Wanderers on Wednesday night, which keeps them in fourteenth-place in the Bostik South table with 12 points from nine games.

Bryon said: “You say seen without a win, Wednesday night wasn’t brilliant.  We played Enfield Town, a side in the league above in The FA Cup, the thing for us was the individual errors.

“We made two individual errors in the space of seven minutes to give them two goals and it was always going to be a mountain to climb,” said Bryon, who saw his club suffer a 3-0 defeat to the Bostik Premier side last weekend.

“There’s no crisis!  We’re in midtable with games in hand on the people above us. We knew this season was going to be a hard season for us. We’re proud to be in this league, the board and the manager have done an excellent job getting us here.

“It’s our first season here (in the South Division). Make no mistakes about it, we’re always looking to improve our team and we’ve got an exciting FA Trophy game on Saturday, where hopefully we’re going to put that right.”

Phoenix Sports will bank a much-welcome £3,000 if they get past Chalfont St Peter in The FA Trophy Preliminary Round tomorrow.

Their opponents play at the same level as Phoenix, in fourteenth-place in the Southern League South East Division, with three wins, two draws and four defeats in their league campaign to date.

“We don’t know a lot about them,” admitted Bryon.

“I watched them, the only thing I’ve been able to do is watch a pre-season friendly of their’s.  They look like they’ve got one or two tricky match winners, most teams have in this league and we’ve got to be aware of that but we’ll go out and do our thing, we’ll work hard, have a game plan and hopefully we can create some chances and get us some goals and get a bit of confidence back.”

Meanwhile, the club confirmed that centre half Tony Robinson suffered ligament damage after going down injured in the second half at Hayes Lane in midweek.

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Phoenix Sports  v  Chalfont St Peter
The Buildbase FA Trophy Preliminary Round
Saturday 7th October 2017
Kick Off 3:00pm
at Mayplace Road East, Barnehurst, Kent DA7 6JT