‘We were given a reality check’

LONG Buckby boss Glenn Botterill reckons his side may have received an important reality check when they were knocked out of the FA Vase on Saturday.

The Bucks suffered a 2-1 defeat in front of an enthusiastic crowd at Station Road.

“I had great expectations about going a long way in the competition but it may be the reality check we need,” said Botterill whose side have been enjoying an incredible winning run in the league.

He described his side’s performance as “lack lustre” and said that if you play like that you are likely to get knocked out of the competition.

Although the defeat would mean they could refocus their attention on the league he felt that was a “bit of a cop out”.

It did not make up for the disappointment of going out of a competition which they had high hopes of progressing in.

“We are doing well in the league. You can’t knock what we are doing but I still want better. Expectations are high.”

He was unhappy that his side had missed too many chances on Saturday and they were on the receiving end of a “silly penalty decision.”

“I was disappointed. We didn’t play very well.”