Hungerford's Danny Robinson impressed with response after pre-season defeat to Gosport
Hungerford Town manager Danny Robinson was delighted to see a reaction from his side on Tuesday night as they beat Dorchester Town 3-0.
The Crusaders suffered their first pre-season defeat of the summer on Saturday, losing 1-0 to Gosport Borough, but responded well in Dorset on Tuesday.
James Rusby, Warren Bentley and Curtis Angell all scored for Town in the win.
"It was important to get a friendly in so we could keep the continuity of playing, especially midweek because we want to test the players and it was a good friendly for us.
"The big thing for us is that we will lose games this season, I can’t make no bones about that, but it’s all about how we react when we lose.
"If we get this sorted in pre-season then it will stand us in good stead for the season."
Hungerford were scheduled to play Cheltenham Town on Tuesday, but the game had to be cancelled because of coronavirus issues and injury problems with the football league side.
It came just a few days after their game with Reading U23s was also cancelled because of similar issues.
"We were gutted about the Reading and the Cheltenham games because the club did everything to welcome them properly.
"It is what it is, but as soon as we talked about playing Dorchester the lads jumped at the chance of playing them and it shows you what the players at this club are like.”
Hungerford now turn their attention to Bristol City U23s on Friday, who make the trip east to Bulpit Lane, and it’s a game Robinson is excited about.
"I think they may have some first team players, but we want to be tested and we’re probably going to have to be at the same level as the game against Swindon and we’re looking forward to it.
"We want to try and get as many people as we can through the gate so they can see us continue our journey through pre-season."