Hinshelwood: We would have taken a point before the game
Manager Adam Hinshelwood was pleased with a point on Saturday after a 1-1 draw at play-off chasing Margate in the Bostik League Premier Division.
Despite the hosts being reduced to 10 men in the first half with the sending off of Tom Mills for a late challenge on Joel Colbran, top scorer Jordan Chiedozie gave the home side the lead after 72 minutes, but Worthing responded quickly with Danny Barker equalising five minutes later with his first goal for the club to send the Mackerel Men back to West Sussex with a share of the spoils and leave Hinshelwood happy with the way his side played.
‘I would have happily taken a point before the game, maybe a bit disappointed not to get more when they went down to 10 men, I think had we scored first instead of them we would’ve gone on to win the game. I think they were a bit shocked at first with the sending off, but it seemed to galvanise them into action and get them their goal.’
‘We moved the ball around well enough, we just didn’t capitalise on it enough in the good areas. The final ball was a bit sloppy, we didn’t work the keeper enough, especially as they lost Lenny Pidgeley in the warm up and the young keeper who came in started nervously with a few kicks. After all the possession we had, maybe we should have scored more, but it was another good test for our young team, playing against 10 and also with the 10 men scoring first with something to defend. We had to be patient, moving the ball from side to side, all good learning for us I think.’
‘The tempo was good from us until the final third of the pitch, sometimes we need to be quicker and take less touches in that vital area. We always try to stick to our principles of passing the ball and not just getting it up the field quickly, I appreciate the fanbase we have don’t complain even if things aren’t going our way, we’re lucky to have that home and away.’