'Bit between our teeth'

16 Mar 2019 in News

'Bit between our teeth' 'Bit between our teeth'

Harrison Holland nets equaliser

Poachers boss Gary Edgley was pleased with how his team came out fighting after the break at high-flying Cogenhoe.

They recovered to earn a point after "hitting the self-destruct button" in the first half.

He said: "We showed great strength in depth today. Travelling to sixth-placed Cogenhoe with eight players missing, playing a team that had won their last five matches and on their notorious windy pitch was always going to be a hard place to come and get anything. 

"We played against what was a mini hurricane in the first half and I thought we coped really well with the conditions until we hit the self-destruct button for a crazy three minutes with half an hour gone.

"First goal for Cogenhoe came from a long throw that my keeper didn’t deal with, then straight from the restart we lose possession and they break on us to score their second.

"What I was then pleased with was the reaction from some of my young players to pull others together to stay tight and get into half-time at only two down. 

"We changed our shape at half-time and came out with the bit between our teeth. Bayliss  produced the only real quality moment of the game with a 25-yard volley after 10 minutes. We were then looking for an equaliser and it came on the half-hour mark, Fenton flicked on a ball for Fraser and his centre was met by Holland to finish from close range. 

"I thought we would then go on and win the game. Cogenhoe really dug in and were looking to hit us on the break, but my centre-half pair Fosu and Watkins dealt with any threat that came their way. The closest either team came to a winner was when a Portas clearance just floated over their crossbar. Cogenhoe had a shout for a penalty in the final seconds that looked a close call but the red waved play on."

Since Boxing Day, Boston Town have now lost just once in 11 games.

Photo: (c) Russell Dossett

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