National League South: Bobby Wilkinson slams Wealdstone defending in defeat to Hampton & Richmond Borough

PUBLISHED: 16:00 02 January 2018

Wealdstone manager Bobby Wilkinson (pic:

Wealdstone manager Bobby Wilkinson (pic:


Stones boss far from happy with his side’s defensive efforts against Beavers

Wealdstone manager Bobby Wilkinson criticised his side’s defending after going down 3-0 at home to Hampton & Richmond Borough in the National League South.

Stones endured a difficult start to 2018 after Elliott Charles netted a first-half hat-trick fro the Beavers.

Despite an improved display in the second period, the Grosvenor Vale club were unable to mount a comeback as their winless run in the league reached four games.

And Wilkinson revealed after the defeat that he was far from happy with the defensive display from Wealdstone against Hampton.

“It was dreadful defending. You work so hard at being strong and being organised. All you have to do is pick up your man. If you pick him up and mark him, you stop him scoring,” he told the club website.

“I’m not going to single players out, but those who watched the game will know who it is.

“You can have a game plan as much as you want, but you have to defend and get tight to players.

“Their player scored a hat-trick in under 30 minutes - I won’t accept that.

“A few harsh words were said at half time and we had a go in the second half, but it’s too late.”


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Kilburn Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Kilburn Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Kilburn Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Kilburn & Brent Stories

Yesterday, 17:01

Hendon are close to making their second play-off appearance in four seasons after a comprehensive victory over Merstham at Silver Jubilee Park on Saturday.

Yesterday, 19:22

Middlesex face a fight to avoid defeat at Derbyshire, who look poised to end their long wait for a home Championship victory after dominating for the third day running in the Division Two match.

Yesterday, 10:00

Middlesex captain Sam Robson admits his side are up against it in their County Championship Division Two match at Derbyshire.

Yesterday, 09:16

Harrow moved up to 13th in the Bostik Premier table after a fine win in Suffolk.

Yesterday, 08:00

Royal Victoria Docks will play host to the British leg of the UIM F1H2O World Championship in June.

Yesterday, 08:00

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Times’ readers this week.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

QPR boss Ian Holloway hailed arch-rivals Brentford as a “touch of class” after his side slipped to 2-1 defeat in a pulsating west London derby.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Derbyshire are on course to end their long wait for a home victory in the County Championship after they completely dominated the second day of the Division Two match against Middlesex at Derby.


The Granville has begun taking bookings for workspaces and events ahead of its opening this spring.

Brent Clinical Commissioning Group has announced changes to the community’s cardiology service.

If you have been looking for laser hair removal, beauty salon treatments, or skin care services you may be confused and overwhelmed with so much information out there and so many clinics and salons promising miraculous results.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read Kilburn sport

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Brent & Kilburn Times
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now