FOOTBALL: Ahead of Tuesday’s fixture, everyone at the club was devastated with the news of the seriousness of Aaron Jones’ injury, collected in that Monday training session, writes Linnets general manager Mark Hearle.
A ruptured Achilles is always a very nasty one to pick up and it looks as if Aaron will be out of action for about nine months, which is a huge blow, not only to the club but the player as well.
After putting in a lot of extra pre-season training Aaron began the season in tremendous form, picking up a man of the match award against Yeovil in the opening game of the National League season, only to pick up an injury shortly afterwards that kept him out for weeks.
Full fitness was then attained only for coronavirus to strike him over Christmas, meaning another spell out of the team.
Only a few weeks ago the popular defender was given the all clear to return only for another set back on Monday.
Let’s hope we see ‘Jonah’ back on the pitch much sooner than the dates we have at present.
In the game itself, I thought we were excellent and at the very least deserved a point for all or our efforts.
The goal that settled the destination of the points from Jake Reeves was outstanding and well worthy of winning a game at a much higher level.
Nothing else much needs to be said when the opposition manager says that the best team on the night lost… that really does say everything!
Next Tuesday’s home fixture with Barnet looks like a real six pointer now.