It’s always disappointing to lose a game of football. Ask any player or manager and they will tell you that.
However although Nettleham FC Under 18s lost comprehensively against their counterparts from Gainsborough on Tuesday evening, boss Scott Russell believes it was all part of the learning curve his new team must go through if they are to develop into a championship-winning outfit.
He said: “We learn more from these games than easier, less challenging matches.”
The defeat was cushioned somewhat by the news that Scott’s side have been given a bye in the first round of the County Cup.