Campion looked “shattered” during defeat – Ashforth

Campion joint manager Lee Ashforth

Lee Ashforth praised Glasshoughton Welfare for their performance, but said his Campion players clearly looked “shattered” in the 3-0 defeat at Leeds Road.

Campion’s run of nine consecutive Toolstation NCEL Division One victories came to a shuddering halt and joint manager Ashforth said Saturday’s victory at Selby Town and ten players taking part in a charity walk on Sunday took its toll.

“First of all you have to give credit to Glasshoughton, I thought they were outstanding tonight,” Ashforth told Non League Yorkshire.

“They set the tempo and they were really in our faces from the first minute and they stopped us playing on a difficult pitch.

“Let’s be honest, they could have been two or three-nil up at half-time. The lad (Craig Tonkinson) in midfield for them in particular was outstanding. He had an unbelievable game, he was everywhere. 

“We never really got going. We looked jaded out there. Ten of the 16 man squad had done the three peaks walk on Sunday and I think as well after the hard win at Selby on Saturday it showed.

“We had an off day and we looked really tired. They were shattered and anyone watching the game would say the same. We didn’t have a lot of energy about us.

“It is one of those things. We’re not going to go through the season winning every game. We have been on a fantastic run. 

“If someone had said nine games ago that we would get 27 points from nine games we’d have taken it. We regroup and move on.”

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