Isthmian Premier Division Sat 15 September The Crucial Environmental Stadium
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A goal from Joseph Taylor mid way through the second half ended the Mackerel Men’s unbeaten record although a missed penalty from striker Ollie Pearce denied Worthing the chance to grab a point which Hinshelwood believed his side deserved.

‘I felt it was a very even first half, we just didn’t work their keeper often enough. That’s something for us to work on and especially when we play at home the supporters need more to cheer, that’s our job to provide that.’

‘They lined up as we expected them to, 4-3-3, and they pressed quite high up the pitch, even having disruption caused by two injuries didn’t change things for them. It’s encouraging that we’re dominating games, we just need to be more clinical when chances are presented to us.’

‘With the penalty, on another day Ollie scores and we take a point or we go on to win it, but we’re a good side, we won’t dwell on it with another game coming up very soon.’

Hinshelwood admitted to being baffled with the sending off of defender Aarran Racine, ‘Definitely a case of mistaken identity we felt. It looked like Danny (Barker) had committed the first foul Aarran got booked for, the second challenge was a booking, but frustrating for me as a coach, tackling is becoming harder to teach the players and difficult to judge what is allowed and what isn’t.’

‘We did show good character when we went down to 10 men to continue pushing for a goal, even down to 9 men at some stages due to Alex’s (Parsons) tight hamstring, but it’s always going to be hard conceding straight after a sending off.’

‘We’re only six league games into the season so far and we’ve been the better side in most of those games, there’s still more for us to do and more we can improve on as a team which we will work on to get better.’

Hinshelwood praised the support his team received from another good turnout of 905, ‘once again great numbers of support for us, I’m just disappointed we didn’t do more for them, although I hope they appreciated we gave it a good go in the second half.’