Bond went on to add: "I spoke to the players before the game and I knew they would have a go because they're a good set of lads and they had the bit between their teeth. I knew we would give everything we'd got. What I didn't know was that it wouldn't be our day and it needed to be. We'd earned the rub of the green that we'd had in recent weeks but today we didn't get it. One shot hit the crossbar and came out and we weren't ready for it and then another has gone across the face of the goal. From where I was, their goal looked offside and it looked to me like the referee was just waiting to give it but couldn't find a reason to".
As for the future: "It is going to be a hard summer. We've got a number of players out of contract and we've got to try and attract new players to the club. We're down a division and there is a possibility of another points deduction. That's not being negative, I'm being realistic".