Inside Man: Ben Nugent



To get it out the way early, my red card against Alfreton was possibly the daftest I’ve ever received, topping the hand ball that was given against me when I headed home against Brackley earlier in the season. Enough about that. Pablo Martinez added to the Bristol Rovers mini squad at Gloucester and stepped in effortlessly to play his part in the 2-1 win against Curzon Ashton. A massive result for the lads as we showed that this team does have the grit and fight needed to come up trumps against a play-off chasing Curzon. A cracking finish from Danny King who has chipped in with some important contributions and a cracking header from an unlikely source in Fabian Robert got us over the line.


A solid week’s training leading into playing top of the table Gateshead at New Meadow Park, there was a confidence that we could produce a performance and get a positive result. Jake Cole was back after a spell out with injury, but unfortunately was unable to continue the second half. Giving young Alex Avenell is professional debut. There’s no denying Gateshead were a good team; however, Gloucester levelled the game at 2-2, with Gateshead eventually scoring twice to take all three points. A valiant effort with numerous players still missing through injury and suspension.


Once again, it was back to the training ground to get another solid training week under our belts. With Cheltenham this week, the lads have been firing some tips out left right and centre with no real success, although I’m adamant some people are withholding the good info, no names. This Friday the gold cup will be aired at the training ground with a few of us sticking round to watch, so hopefully see some of you down at New Meadow Park at 3 o’clock.


But, more importantly we look ahead to Saturday where we travel to Bradford Park Avenue. The support we receive means a lot and the team appreciates it more than you imagine. A massive game where we’ll be looking to continue a positive run where we’ve only suffered one defeat in six games.


Up the Tigers