BOBBY Williamson delivered a brutally honest assessment of Chester City’s disappointing home defeat to Brentford.
Saturday’s 2-0 turnover brought City fans back down to earth following the impressive victory at Bury seven days earlier.
Williamson’s men had more than enough chances to go in front against Terry Butcher’s Bees, but the Blues boss said that should not detract from the fact that it was a below-par performance.
Williamson said: ‘We didn’t do enough to win the game by any stretch of the imagination. We had lots of possession but our quality in the box wasn’t good enough, and when we did create opportunities we weren’t capable of taking them.
‘You’re not going to win football matches by playing like that.
‘The first goal was always going to be important, and we never got it. After that we were always going to throw caution to the wind and sometimes you’re going to get caught, like we did for their second goal which killed the game. But I’d rather have a go and lose 2-0.’
The loss was the second on the run at the Deva Stadium following the 1-0 defeat to Morecambe earlier this month.
Williamson hopes the defeats do not deter supporters from turning up in their droves when Chester return to the Deva on Sunday, October 7 for the all-ticket derby with Shrewsbury Town.
He said: ‘That’s the first time we’ve conceded two goals this season, and it’s especially disappointing because it’s come at home. The fans have come out in their numbers but we’ve not given them any encouragement to come back. But we do need their support.’
The defeat leaves City sixth in League Two going into away games at Macclesfield on Saturday (3pm) and Grimsby the following Tuesday (7.45pm).
Williamson wants a reaction at Macc.
He said: ‘I’ve not been going overboard about our start to the season as I knew results like this would happen.
‘It’s about how we react now and I’m looking for that on Saturday.’