GALLERY: Bright says Chatteris Town must cut out ‘silly mistakes’ to beat the drop

Chatteris Town vs West Wratting. Picture Steve williams.

Chatteris Town vs West Wratting. Picture Steve williams. - Credit: Archant

JOINT Chatteris Town boss Steve Bright has warned his players that they must stop making “silly mistakes” if they want to avoid relegation.

Chatteris Town vs West Wratting. Picture Steve williams.

Chatteris Town vs West Wratting. Picture Steve williams. - Credit: Archant

The Lilies missed a penalty and threw away a second-half lead on Saturday as they fell to a 2-1 defeat against West Wratting at West Street.

Chatteris Town vs West Wratting. Picture Steve williams.

Chatteris Town vs West Wratting. Picture Steve williams. - Credit: Archant

They sit second bottom in the Kershaw Premier Division - and Bright has called for a better showing tomorrow when they travel to fellow strugglers Eaton Socon.

Chatteris Town vs West Wratting. Picture Steve williams.

Chatteris Town vs West Wratting. Picture Steve williams. - Credit: Archant

“It’s the silly mistakes that have cost us,” he said.

“We were on top on Saturday and then we won a penalty and unfortunately it wasn’t the best penalty in the world. We can’t afford to waste chances like that in the situation we’re in.


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“We took the lead and were applying all the pressure but we just couldn’t find the final ball or the finish. Then we conceded two really sloppy goals.

“We can’t give teams goals. In this league, if you make bad mistakes you’re going to be punished. If they’re a better team who play good football and score then fair enough, but we can’t make it so easy.”

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Aidan Hollis headed the Lilies into a second-half lead at the weekend after Aaron Bailey had seen his first-half spot-kick saved.

But the visitors struck twice in the final 20 minutes to send Chatteris deeper into the relegation mire.

Injury has forced former March Town United captain Stu Anderson to wait for his Lilies debut after he defected to West Street last month.

However, Bright hopes the striker may be fit to lead the line in tomorrow’s clash with Eaton Socon.

“I think we have got to play our natural game and put pressure on them,” he said. “It’s as much a vital game for them as it is for us.

“We are still confident we can avoid relegation and we will always try to look at the positives. We will approach every game looking for three points.”

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