In a show of defiance Stones striker Elliot Benyon was quick to back his under-fire boss Gordon Bartlett in the wake of yesterday’s 2-0 defeat at Hungerford.
Hitting back at supporters as he left the pitch the striker, 29, said:
“We’re the players out there… [no hang on a minute]… we’re the players out there, don’t have a go at him. It’s nothing to do with him, it ain’t nothing to do with him, alright I’m saying we’re better than this. Hang on a minute… I’m saying we’re better than this. Don’t have a go at him. All I’m hearing behind the goal is **** Gordon and **** Gordon. Alright? It’s nothing to do with him. It’s us on the pitch. Give us stick.”
The defeat leaves Stones ten-points adrift of their play-off target and mounts increasing pressure on Bartlett to get the best out of his below-par side.
It doesn’t get any easier either as Stones travel to the very much in-form table toppers Maidenhead United in a crunch FA Trophy clash next Saturday.