REACTION: Greaves was impressed by his squad despite farnborough defeat


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Manager Danny Greaves was impressed by his Robins squad despite a 3-2 defeat against Farnborough at Badgers Hill on Saturday afternoon.


A debut goal from Bristol City loanee Joe Low and a wonder strike from Rex Mannings weren't enough for The Robins, missing a chance to move closer to safety as teams around them stuttered.


Greaves is delighted with how his young squad have dealt with pressure of a relegation dogfight and a mounting injury list, which includes captain Sam Teale.


Greaves said: "The starting 11 contained five teenagers who have really stood up to the challenge both physically and mentally. The older boys in the side, many of them who are still early twenties themselves, have been brilliant in supporting these kids and leading by example.


"For such a young side to go a goal down so early, it would have been easy to buckle, but they showed great character to get back on the front foot and dominate the rest of the first half and get back in to the game, and eventually go in front.


"With our young team we are getting exuberance, energy and no fear, but you also get some naivety and inexperience. That probably played a part in the final goal. But this group will learn and learn quick as they have shown already in the last few weeks.


"If you would have said we would take six points from Taunton, Harrow and Farnborough 2 weeks ago we would have snapped you arm off. So we can't be too down even though we felt we deserved more."


Despite the loss against Farnborough, Frome are still firmly in the race for survival and Greaves is thankful of the reception his team recieved from Robins faithful at full time.


He added: "We now go into the final six games and have given ourselves a little bit of hope. On behalf of the boys I would like to thank the supporters for the magnificent support yesterday, and the great reception the players received at the final whistle. I really means alot.


"We now need to same on Tuesday at home against Beaconsfield. This is our game in hand, and a win would really close that gap. I would really encourage everyone to come out, bring a friend, a family member, anybody you can. The club and the town need your support once again. Let's try and make a real atmosphere and hopefully get a massive three points."


Tickets for all of The Robins' upcoming fixtures at Badgers Hill are available at: weareba11.com/tickets

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