Uhlsport Hellenic League
Published 11th May 2012
....on his team’s campaign with a tinge of disappointment.
The Heathens finished the season fourth in the Premier Division and lost in the semi-finals of both the Wycombe Senior Cup and Reading Senior Cup.
For most that would be deemed a success but Pritchard admits he was hoping for more when it all got underway back in August.
He said: “A lot of people will see finishing fourth as a success but for me I think it’s slightly disappointing.
“In the summer I assembled a squad I thought was good enough to win the league and we started really well and were top of the table.
“But that success came back and bit us on the backside as bigger clubs came calling for our players and we got a lot of injuries.
“I think we lost about seven key players and we ended up falling off the pace.”
Pritchard added: “The lads that remained at the club and the ones we brought in did a fantastic job to finish as we did.
“But for me I’m left feeling a bit sour because of the way we started promised so much.”
Now his side's campaign has come to an end, Pritchard plans to spend some time with his family before thinking about his plans for next season.
The Heathens boss says he plans to stay at the club but wants talks with chairman Terry Glynn before committing to anything.
He has been linked with the vacancy at nearby Marlow but insists he has not spoken to anyone at Oak Tree Road.
“At the moment the plan is I will be here next season,” he said. “The chairman is on holiday and we will speak when he gets home.
“I will get his views on what he wants to do and hopefully they will match mine still.
“We’ve finished fourth two seasons in a row now and I want to push on next season.
“For me I’m in it to win it, not to make the numbers up.”
On the rumours linking him with Marlow, Pritchard added: “I’m hearing comments about it all the time but I’ve not spoken to anyone.
“I played there for a number of years and it’s a club I have a lot of time for but at the moment I’m not thinking about that.”