Hungerford Town manager Danny Robinson has mixed feelings after National League South draw with Slough Town
Hungerford Town manager used the words ‘five minutes of madness’ to describe Saturday’s 2-2 draw away at Slough Town in the National League.
A goal in either half from Duane Ofori-Acheampong gave the Crusaders a 2-0 lead and on the way to another three points.
However, Slough had other ideas as substitutes Alfonso Tenconi and Imran Kayani scored in the space of a number of minutes to rescue a point.
“It was five minutes of madness that cost us because we were the better side throughout the game and it was moments and lapses of concentration while defending that cost us three points.
“I thought we were very good, especially in spells of the game, we created a lot of chances and had a lion’s share of the ball, but at this level if you switch off for five minutes you get punished.
“Straight after the game it felt like we chucked away two points, which would have been vital for us, but when I woke up on Monday it was a point away from home in the National League South.
“We had two defeats on the bounce away from home, we’ve had three wins on the bounce at home and we’re now one defeat in four so we have been going along nicely.”
Hungerford were due to play Dartford at Bulpit Lane on Saturday, but due to the latter being involved in the FA Trophy, the game now takes place on Tuesday and Robinson has allowed his squad to have a rare weekend off.
“I promised the players they could spend time with their friends and family because footballers miss out on things like that.
“It is nice to let them have a weekend to themselves and once that happens we’ll have focus on Dartford on Tuesday night.”
Having said that, the Hungerford boss is aware of the task his side face when Dartford come to Berkshire.
“They were tipped to be right up there at the start of the season and they are a fabulous side. Steve King is one of the most well-respected managers in the league and it will be a tough game for us.
“We have to play like we did for 85 minutes against Slough and not the five minutes if we want to get what we want.”