Catch up with:
Keynsham Town Player/Manager
By Mark Tanner
Keynsham Town FC have had two mixed results in the last few days, winning 1-0 away to Calne on Saturday 15th then losing 3-1 away to Wells City on Tuesday 18th. I’ve managed to catch up with player/manager Chris King to see how life is at the AJN Stadium.
“It was nice to get a clean sheet as well and it gave us the platform to go on and win the game. Liam Robson scored the goal with 15 minutes to go after a clever bit of skill from Tom Morgan.” Said King on his side’s win on Saturday, “it was a hard working performance from all the players involved.”
This good win didn’t carry them on to victory on Tuesday night in a game that saw 3 red cards and 3 penalties. “We just never got going first half, we conceded a penalty after 20 minutes and faced an even tougher task when Scott Brain was sent off for a professional foul resulting in another penalty, from which they scored to make it 2-0.”
There was an improvement in the second half though, “we actually came out and had a good go and managed to pull a goal back through Ben Harris.” King then adds “they then had a player sent off themselves for kicking the ball away and it looked like we could turn it round.”
However this wasn’t to be for Keynsham as they conceded a goal shortly afterwards with a breakaway deflected goal to make it 3-1 to the home side. Then recent signing in goal for the K’s, Ashley Wintle, was judged to have fouled a Wells forward. A penalty and a red card followed leaving Keynsham down to 9 men for the last 15 minutes.
They didn’t concede again though, “Centre back Callum Francomb put the gloves on and actually saved the resulting penalty to keep it at 3-1” said King. He went on to say how pleased he was with the attitude of the 9 men of Keynsham to see the game out without conceding again.
Keynsham’s next game is this Saturday at home to Wellington where King will be assessing his option for the game this week at training taking into account availabilities and injuries. KO is at 3pm and the lads need your support down at the AJN Stadium, next to the rugby club, this Saturday.