Fleet Town hold steady with goalless Thatcham match following 1-1 draw at home to Mangotsfield United
Player-boss Craig Davis told of his frustration as missed chances denied his Fleet Town side a deserved three points at the weekend – not once, but twice.
Davis saw his side held to a 1-1 draw by Mangotsfield United at Calthorpe Park on Saturday before making the short trip to Thatcham Town to play out a goalless draw when three points were there for the taking.
“We battered them from start to finish and should have won very convincingly," he said.
"Chances went begging right from the start, and we should have been four or five up at the break, but it just wouldn’t go in the net.
“Dominating games and creating chances is one thing, but it’s points I want and I let the lads know in no uncertain terms that we can't let teams get away with it like that again.”
Still, it is now three games unbeaten for Davis’ side, who have settled into the South & West division nicely after their 5-0 opening day drubbing at Cinderford.
Rob Carr put them ahead in the 24th minute on Saturday with a stinging 20-yard strike which proved too hot for keeper Kevin Sawyer to handle.
But after Simba Mlambo could only head onto the crossbar, Mangotsfield made the home side pay when substitute Dave Stone rounded off a fast counter-attack on 67 minutes.
Davis now prepares his side for an FA Cup preliminary round clash with Combined Counties side Westfield at Calthorpe Park on Saturday (August 31) before they make the trip to Shortwood United next Tuesday night (ko 7.45pm).
“We’ve made a decent start and I’m very pleased with that, but we have to keep it up," Davis added.
“Saturday is a massive game for us. Westfield are a good side who are flying in their league, so we expect an extremely tough game."