‘Season over’ says Tudors boss Brennan after Bishop’s Stortford defeat

Hemel Hempstead Town FC management duo Dean Brennan, right, and Stuart Maynard. Picture (c) Darren Kelly
Hemel Hempstead Town FC management duo Dean Brennan, right, and Stuart Maynard. Picture (c) Darren Kelly

Hemel Town manager Dean Brennan says that ‘the season is over’ following his side’s 3-0 defeat against Bishop’s Stortford yesterday.

The loss ended the Tudors’ hopes of sneaking into the Conference South playoff places, and Brennan was understandably downhearted after the game.

“That’s our season over so we will just look to build a team for next season now,” he said. “We dropped a little bit short of where I thought we could have come but it’s not bad I suppose seeing as after 10 games we were near the bottom.”

Brennan believes that his side could have won the game on Saturday, but felt key moments went against them.

“You’ve got to take your opportunities when they come in front of you and we had some clear-cut chances,” said the Tudors boss.

“We had a stonewall penalty with a handball in the box, and we had a goal disallowed for offside that wasn’t offside in the first half, so there is a lot of frustration around the football club at this moment in time.

That’s our season over so we will just look to build a team for next season now

Hemel Hempstead Town FC manager Dean Brennan

“Full credit to Bishop’s Stortford, though – one of their key men has scored a cracker when it’s 0-0. It was a fantastic goal into the top corner and it deflates you.

“We had a go and threw a lot of players forward but in the end we got beaten 3-0. Credit to the opposition, but our immaturity at times has cost us.

“I can’t really knock the players because they’ve worked their socks off all season and they’ve never let us down in the work ethic department.

“We couldn’t really get to our philosophy today because the pitch is bone dry and we could never really pass the ball. Hawkins going off at half-time was also a big loss – he’s hurt his arm.

“It’s very frustrating but we will just move on to the next game, really, it’s all we can do.”