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MILLINGTON: “Myself, Nick and Ginner have now laid the challenge down to the players to continue this progress into next year!”

Maybe just a game too far in a difficult December for Dronfield Town as they fell to a 3-0 defeat at Parkgate in Toolstation NCEL Division One yesterday afternoon. The result sees the sides exchange places in the table, with Dronfield in ninth, and means that Steelmen Chairman, Albert Dudill will lead the club he formed into their fiftieth anniversary year from eighth place.

Never one for excuses, Chris admitted “It was a tough day for us yesterday and we never really got going. I thought the first half was pretty even and we were getting the best of the midfield battle more often than not – but our decision-making let us down in and around their final third. The goal just before half time took the wind out of our sails and during the break we asked for a bit of reaction and a little more quality going forward. Unfortunately, this didn’t happen and Parkgate managed the game well, scoring two more in the second half.”

Chris has good reason to be happy with how Dronfield are moving forward, on and off the pitch. “The result and performance were disappointing but we have come a long way in 2018,” he told TBG. “Myself, Nick (Siddons, Assistant) and Ginner (Coach, Chris Bullock) have now laid the challenge down to the players to continue this progress into next year.”

“On another note I would like to thank the Bootiful Game for your coverage this year – and wish everyone a Happy New Year,” Chris concluded.

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