WE made it tougher for ourselves than it should have been and the side looked ‘leggy’ as if the midweek Bridgwater game had taken more out of them than we thought.

Reidy was looking to come off much earlier complaining of tiredness, but we left him on for a bit.

We have had a busy schedule and the week’s grace before the next game will help, especially as we have to assess Neil Griffiths’ injury.

He is a warhorse who would not come off unless his leg was hanging loose, so to have to replace him at half-time shows that he was in a lot of discomfort. He has jarred his knee and it is very sore and swollen.

If we were to lose Neil for any length of time it would be a major blow as we need our leaders on the field. Having said that, we have options this year as Chris Thompson moved over from right back and Lee Stevens came in.

Minno is having a lot of treatment now that a scan has revealed he has ruptured something in his groin, but there is still Craig Curtis, who has played three games for Fairford, having missed his pre-season with a knee injury.

Up front, Griff got two good goals and is getting back to the standard we know. His partner, Jode, continues to work really hard and when the goals come it will be even better. It is just not falling for him in front of goal at the minute.

It is a quiet week when we will assess what we have got as a squad. The team is picking itself at the moment, but there are several who are champing at the bit in the wings.