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Hinshelwood: ‘Draw a fair result’

Hinshelwood: ‘Draw a fair result’

Although disappointed to concede an equaliser so late manager Adam Hinshelwood felt a draw was a fair result as Saturday’s clash with Enfield Town ended 2-2.

The result means its four games unbeaten for Hinshelwood’s side and the point earned increased the gap at the bottom to four points. A late Sam Youngs goal earned a draw for the visitors after substitute Jimmy Wild had headed home to put the Mackerel Men back into the lead and manager Adam Hinshelwood reflected on a point gained or two points dropped.

I think over the course of the game a draw was a fair result, they came with a game plan which worked for them

‘I think over the course of the game a draw was a fair result, they came with a game plan which worked for them and although we restricted them to mainly half chances, we didn’t create as many chances as we have previously and there were times we could have used a two goal cushion.’

‘We have to learn to take the chances we do create in limited games and we need to get better at scrapping and grinding out results, that’s something for us all to work on going forward. We are going to find in some games that we’ll have to change our approach a bit, especially playing some of the top teams to ensure we get something out of the game.’

Hinshelwood praised Joe Clarke’s contribution, dropping into midfield, ‘I thought Joe did very well alongside Buddy, used the ball well and easy to forget he’s only 18, we just need to get him beefed up a little and he’s going to be a great little player for us, our new signing Anesu Sisimayi (from Whitehawk) is also 18 and with help from the more experienced players, they’ll give us more options as the season progresses.’

‘One point at home though does put the pressure on the away games and we have three over the next seven days, another good test for our young team. Although we missed 3 players on Saturday who have been big players for us this season it didn’t affect us too much, we have 21/22 good players in this squad and those who come in will do well for us.’

The attendance of 813 was also something that didn’t go amiss. ‘They really got behind us after the second goal, it wasn’t the prettiest performance we’ve put in, but hopefully they’ve seen enough over the past few weeks to know we’re getting there and we really appreciate the support they’re giving us. George and Calvin are doing a great job off the pitch, it was great to see the bar still very busy an hour after the game.’

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