Rod happy with draw

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Blues boss Rod Stringer was pleased with his side’s display in Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with Bromley at the ProKit UK Stadium.

rod v whitehawk“I’m pleased with a point. We’ve beaten Whitehawk and Havant, now we need to start playing as well against the lesser teams as the big boys.

“We could’ve been 3-0 up before they scored, so it’s disappointing in that respect, but I’m also thankful that the keeper [Dave Gregory] for pulling off a great save at the end because to lose would have been unjust.

“George Sykes should’ve done better with his header from a great cross from the right, but we started well and Ryan Melaugh forced a decent save which led to the corner that we scored from.

“We put in a decent performance, goals change games and to be fair it was a good header for the goal, and I think a point was fair.

“I think the supporters who were there would’ve enjoyed it, and I hope to see them at the forum on Tuesday night.”

Sykes made a rare start and Stringer revealed that the decision was based partially on Mikel Suarez getting caught up in traffic:

“Suarez was caught up on the M4 travelling from Windsor and didn’t arrive until 7.30pm, but we were thinking about giving George a game to give us more pace, anyway, especially as Mikel had played on Saturday.

“We brought Rod Young on to go with two up top with a quarter-of-an-hour left, and I was pleased with the triple substation as we also tightened up at the back.

“Slabber and Birchall had begun to cause us problems going into the last 20 minutes, I think their bench are on the same kind of money as our whole squad but there’s no point in going on about that, it was a good point.”

Author: Dave Ryan