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Jamie Leacock reflects on Thatcham Town's away draw with Guernsey in Isthmian League



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Thatcham Town manager Jamie Leacock felt his deserved to take all three points in their 2-2 draw with Guernsey on Saturday.

Daniel Fosu scored twice for the Kingfishers as they came from behind on two separate occasions.

Despite picking up a point on the road, Leacock believes his side did enough to secure the win in the Channel Islands.

Jamie Leacock
Jamie Leacock

“On the day we were disappointed with the result because I think it was two points dropped and on the basis of performance we were the better side.

“We missed a number of chances, the first goal we conceded was very sloppy and we also lost our goalkeeper at half-time to injury.

“Will [Wyatt] was making his debut and after his injury we had to put Kai [Stubbs] in goal so you feel disappointed you give up two points.”

Although they had to settle for a point, the Town boss has settled for a point given the fact they had to travel via plane to their match.

“When you think about the journey, the circumstances of the game and losing your keeper, then I think it might be a brilliant point.

“There might be a few teams who go over there and get beat because the journey takes it all out of you.

“It was very different to what we’re used to experiencing,” he said. “It was a long day, we had to be at Gatwick Airport at 6.30am and, as you can imagine, a lot of them had to get up before 5am.

“We arrived back at about 7pm and it was such a long day,” added Leacock.

Town are without a game this weekend and have an extra few days off before a huge game against Staines Town at the Stacatruc Stadium.

Having put a stop to recent defeats, Leacock is confident of getting some more points on Tuesday.

“We were knocked out of the FA Trophy, but that was on penalties after drawing the game itself, and then we drew at Guernsey so we have halted the defeats.

“There is a lot for us to build on and we have a free weekend, so we can train extra hard and prepare for Staines.

“When you look at the table it is a huge game for the club in terms of whether we’ll be fighting or looking up, but we go into it with confidence.”



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