Clapton assistant Seal feels they deserved something in Takeley defeat
PUBLISHED: 11:00 20 February 2018
Clapton assistant manager Wayne Seal feels they deserved at least a point against Takeley on the weekend.
The Tons five games winning run was brought to a halt as they suffered a 1-0 defeat thanks to a free-kick Nick Barratt at the Old Spotted Dog.
“It was an extremely tight game, as the game went on I said to myself it would be a set-piece or a mistake that would lead to a goal,” Seal said.
“From my point of view I felt we did deserve to get something from the game, we had two clean cut chances in the first-half, one from Khads (Khadean Campbell) and the second fell to Kai (Bichard) who was about 10 yards out but he just couldn’t finish.
“Without being too harsh on Takeley as I thought they did well, as they always kept themselves in the game, but I think we should have at least got something from that game.”
Seal believes his men were in control of the match in the first-half and not taking their chances cost them the three points.
“Takeley didn’t really threat too much in the first-half, second-half we didn’t come out as strong, and they grew into the game a bit more and they got their opportunity to score.
“People are obviously going to say it’s sour grapes, but we felt that the linesman should have given an offside, but he didn’t so then Dylan has obviously tackled their striker and that’s when they got their free-kick.
“Credit to the boy he hit an absolute terrific free-kick and I don’t think any goal keeper in the league is going to save that, so from that point of view he took his chance, but part of me feels it shouldn’t have had that opportunity as it was offside.
“The message we said to the boys after is if you don’t take your chances then unfortunately you’re always going to give the opposition an opportunity to nick something.”