I'm sure we can go on to better things, says Bridon Ropes assistant Kris Hollidge

Friday 31st October 2014
BRIDON ROPES assistant manager Kris Hollidge says he is relishing their test at Orpington tomorrow.

The Ropes went down to a 3-2 home defeat to second-placed Lydd Town last weekend to leave the Charlton-based side in the bottom five in the Pain & Glory Sports Kent Invicta League table with three wins and a draw from twelve league games.

“We’re a little frustrated that we couldn’t hold onto the lead last week,” said Hollidge, who is Gary Lisney’s number two.

“Lydd came out in the second half and bombarded us for long periods with direct balls into the box.

“Our stand in keeper done an excellent job all game and was unfortunate to find himself conceding three goals.

“We tired towards the end and without a full compliment on a bench, it’s difficult.

“After the game we were both were disappointed to lose the game but the performance which we focus on was very good.

“Some of the football we have been playing has been a pleasure to watch and we have very young side so at times we are a little naive, and we lack a little experience at times to slow our play down.”

Bridon Ropes face Orpington tomorrow,  a side that are two places higher in the table with four wins, two draws and five defeats in the league.

Looking ahead to facing Byron Beard’s side, Hollidge said:  “I’m sure it will be a good test of how far we have come.  I know quite a few of their lads from playing with or against and I know Byron will have them well-organised.

“We are just trying to play football the right way and give young players a platform to express themselves.

“If we keep the team together I'm sure we can go onto better things as we had to start from scratch and we are playing catch up with a very little pre-season.”

Orpington  v  Bridon Ropes
Pain & Glory Sports Kent Invicta League
Saturday 1st November 2014
Kick Off 2:00pm
at Green Court Road, Crockenhill, Swanley, Kent BR8 8HF