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Danny Robinson reflects on draw as Hungerford Town share the points with Slough Town in Vanarama National League South




Hungerford Town manager Danny Robinson experienced a ‘mixed bag of emotions’ after Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Slough Town at Bulpit Lane.

The Crusaders were trailing in their National League South fixture, but a late strike from George Smith ensured the points were shared.

The result leaves Hungerford in 16th, but they still have a couple of games on some of the teams above.

Kyle Bailey in action for Hungerford
Kyle Bailey in action for Hungerford

“It was a mixed bag of emotions,” explained Robinson. “We scored in the 93rd minute and you should be happy with a point, but our second-half performance warranted all three points.

“I have to give full credit to Slough because they were better than us in the first-half and it was a topsy-turvy game and in reflection a point might have been a fair result.

“Our second-half was good and I though their goal came against the run of play, but you have to give them credit because they were very resolute in defending.

Curtis Angell holds off an opponent
Curtis Angell holds off an opponent

“On another day we would have won the game, but it’s a point in the National League South whatever way you look at it.”

This weekend, Hungerford turn their attentions to the FA Cup as they entertain Cirencester Town in the third qualifying round.

“I am very much looking forward to it and it feels like the roles have been reversed because in the National League South we go into every game as the underdogs.

“We’re two divisions above them [Cirencester] and we’re at home, but they have nothing to fear and when you come up against a side with nothing to lose then it can be dangerous.

Kyle Bailey wins a header for Hungerford
Kyle Bailey wins a header for Hungerford

“It is a very important game for the football club as we want to get through and financially it is big, so we will be preparing right.”

Despite Hungerford being higher up in the football pyramid, the former Thatcham boss is not taking the game for granted.

“In my opinion this is a tough draw for us because we’re expected to win, but we have everything to lose as well.

Goalscorer George Smith attempts to win the ball
Goalscorer George Smith attempts to win the ball

“Every time I have come up against them they have been tough and we’re fully aware of what they can do and we’re going into the game with our eyes wide open.”



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