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Gary satisfied with point

Greensnet Editor
Mon 07 Mar 2016, 18:46

Hendon manager Gary McCann was satisfied with the point Hendon gained on their trip to the South Coast at the weekend.

He said: "All in all, I think we were worth a point, but probably no more than that. Having said that, we had a great chance to win the game in last couple of minutes. Last week I said I would be happy with four points from the two Lewes games and we achieved that.

"I don't think we were at all good in the first half. We were a little too loose and didn't make good decisions defensively. The two goals we conceded were very poor from us.

"We struggled to cope with their youthfulness and enthusiasm in that first half and were probably a little lucky to go in only one down at half-time. The second half was much better all round, especially the back four, and the performance was much more like us.

"We were down to the bare bones with the squad. Dave Diedhiou played despite being ill during the week and he was down on his normal energy.

"I was delighted with Brandon Adams' two goals. The first was a powerful strike and the second was a superb header. I didn't realise how good it was until I looked at it in the highlights and saw how he directed the ball over the goalkeeper.

"Some players were losing their footing, but I don't think it was the pitch as much as it was the players making the wrong choice of footwear, and that is a gripe of mine. It certainly contributed to Finnbar Robins' second yellow card because both players looked as though they slipped as they went towards the ball."