A hard fought point against a ‘robust’ Hertford has extended our unbeaten league run to six games and a match that provided another valuable learning curve for our young side.
This will not be the last time we are faced with this type of opposition and we will need to deal with it if we are to progress and ultimately impose on our opponents on a regular basis the type of football that we want to play
After falling behind to an early goal we should have made sure of all three points especially when we were awarded our second penalty of the match which would have seen us take a 3-1 lead had it been converted.
Unfortunately Josh Sturniolo’s spot kick was saved and as so often happens in games like this we ended paying the price when Hertford equalised with just five minutes left to play.
In truth we didn’t have enough of the ball in the second half although we did show that we can compete in the most trying of conditions and we need to draw comfort from the fact that we have come on leaps and bounds from the side we were a year ago and that Saturday’s game was just another part of the learning process.
In the end Hertford finished with nine players of the pitch but left happy with a point that maybe their football and natural justice might suggest they didn’t really deserve, but that’s football although in truth this was probably not the best of adverts for the beautiful game.
People are divided on whether or not you can work on practising penalty taking and bearing in mind we missed two on Saturday, albeit that one of them was scored on the rebound, it is probably something we will be addressing in training.
Having said that, in a recent cup match against Kempston Rovers we scored our first five in a penalty shoot out so maybe it was just one of those days; we move on.