Grant pulls no punches

22 Aug 2017 in News

Grant pulls no punches Grant pulls no punches

By Brian Bennett

Ashington FC goalkeeper Conor Grant pulled no punches after the Colliers crashed out of the Emirates FA Cup with a 4-0 thumping by Sunderland Ryhope CA at Meadow Park on Saturday: “It just shows where we as a club are at the moment,” he said, “We need to win the battle and the fight first before we can do anything in games - and we didn’t do that today.

All credit to Sunderland RCA. We have played against better teams this season but we weren’t at the races.” Whitehaven-born Grant added: “It wasn’t complacency but to be fair I didn’t think we had as much energy as we have done recently. I know the rest period makes a difference and we played on Wednesday at Bishop Auckland – 24 hours after RCA had met Marske United - but I’m not making excuses. You have to deal with that throughout the season and today we weren’t good enough.” The 27 year old Wallsend-based stopper worked on various aspects of his own game during the summer and reckons he is feeling the benefits: “I’m happy with my start to the campaign,” he said, “I wasn’t last season but I did a few things during the summer and have started yoga - and feel five years younger! Overall, I feel I’m a little bit back to my old self.”

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