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Watt Reflects On Hendon Draw
Manager Steve Watt was left to rue missed opportunities as his side drew 1-1 away at Hendon on Saturday afternoon.
Having gone a goal behind in the opening minutes, Jay May equalised before the break and after a dominant second half spell, the Margate Manager felt deserved his team deserved slightly more.
“I think it was two points dropped. There’s a bit of a slope here and we set up to defend against that first half and you could see the team attacking that way had an advantage.”
“I thought Hendon started well and got the goal, which was disappointing for us as it was a sloppy goal to concede.”
“As the half went on, I thought we were growing and growing and we got the goal at a good time. We came out second half and I think they had one good chance but apart from that, I felt we could have gone two or three in front.”
Watt reserved praise for Hendon’s goalkeeper who pulled off a string of saves to deny Margate a match-winner.
“Their goalkeeper was the man of the match. He pulled off some fantastic saves; one in particular from a double deflection and I don’t know how he’s managed to tip that around the post. And then moments later, he’s made another good block.”
Watt felt had it not been for this outstanding performance in between the sticks, his front four would have got the goals their afternoon’s work merited; whilst crediting his defence for keeping a lively Hendon attack relatively quiet.
“Jordan was unlucky with two chances in particular. Jay May had a good headed effort and then Frannie has hit the crossbar. We had countless amount of chances but Gary has a really, really good side here and they’re very attacking minded.”
“They’ve got a great attacking line up and I think we kept them quiet throughout most of the game. It’s just disappointing that we didn’t get three points we deserved.”
Looking back on the week, which included an equally tough journey to Leiston on Tuesday evening, Watt was satisfied with the progress made.
“I think our front four were good and it’s just a shame we didn’t get the three points we deserved. But if we look back on this week, we’ve travelled to two play-off chasing teams and we’ve not been beaten.”
“It keeps those teams adrift from us and I’ve said with our tough run in, it’s important to pick up points where we can and go again for three again next week.”
Monday, 12 March 2018
By Charlotte Richardson