ASHINGTON goalkeeper Karl Dryden apologised for the error which led to Bodmin Town’s second goal in their 3-2 win over the Colliers at Cornwall on Saturday.
Dryden, 24, said: “I held my hands up in the dressing room afterwards.
“It was a mistake which I made in not keeping hold of the ball, but there was also a communication error where someone shouted on my behalf.
“It was one of those things – a misunderstanding which happens quite often in a game and which generally doesn’t lead to anything.
“The ball slipped away and I did as best as I could, but whereas anywhere else on the pitch it may not have proved costly, as the last line of defence it has resulted in a goal.
“After travelling such a long journey, and the fact that it was in a big game only made it worse as we haven’t come back with a positive result.”
Dryden, a sales assistant, was, however, happy with his save quarter of an hour later which kept out a certain effort from Bodmin substitute striker Adam Carter.
“It just kept the score down and made sure we had a fighting chance,” he said.
“I was pleased with it because it helped to build my confidence back up.
“We had the momentum and looked as if we were going to get a second equaliser but then got caught out by a third.”