Reaction: University of South Wales 3rds coach praises players despite defeat to Bristol

By Halen McCarthy

Rob Bailey, manager of the 3rds football team, insisted there were positives despite a 3-1 reverse at the hands of Bristol.

It was his side’s second loss of the current league campaign, while Bristol have yet to be beaten.

Bailey said: “I take positives from this game despite losing and despite not being at our best.

“At 1-1 we’ve hit the crossbar and hit the post and the keeper made a good save as well. Had those chances gone in we’d be having a different conversation.”

Bailey looked ahead to next week’s cup game against Plymouth and hopefully the right response from his players.

“Plymouth is a cup game, so we can take our mind off the league,” he said.

“It’s a free game if you like, we’re not expected to win.

“They are two divisions higher than us, so it’s an opportunity for the players to show what they can do.”