HELLENIC LEAGUE: Roberts frustrated after goalless draw

Wootton Bassett boss Jeff Roberts

Wootton Bassett boss Jeff Roberts

First published in Sport Swindon Advertiser: Photograph of the Author by , Deputy sports editor, awarren@swindonadvertiser.co.uk, @AndyWarren_

JEFF Roberts admitted he and his players were always up against it as they were forced to settle for a goalless draw against a cagey Holyport side.

The hosts, sitting third bottom of the Hellenic Premier table, always seemed intent on coming away with just a point as they battle for survival and frustrated visiting Bassett throughout.

Time wasting and Holyport’s intention of keeping the ball out of play as long possible made it hard for Bassett, but Roberts still believes his side could have done more to take the points.

“We had a few opportunities in the first half but we just couldn’t really put anything together,” he said.

“They went there trying to get a draw and were slowing things down, keeping the ball out of play whenever they could, and the pitch didn’t really help is either because it was pretty soft. The ball was out of play a bit and they were happy with the point, although they did have some chances too.

“In the first half we had a couple of chances but we didn’t have the grit about us to grind it out. We had a chat at the break and told them we wanted to keep the ball and move it wide but it didn’t really work.

“We looked a bit jaded to be honest and we ended up drawing. We should really have come away with three point with the quality we’ve got and that’s maybe something we should be looking at.”

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