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Bloor pleased with a point
Bloor pleased with a point

Defences took the honours as Welling United and St Albans City cancelled each other out.

After the game, Welling manager Danny Bloor offered his thoughts. “I think that it’s a very good point. They were a team in the play-offs last season. They’re a good side. David (Noble)’s one of the best managers in the league.

“When you lose our experienced new signing with what looks like a nasty ankle injury, it’s very much a point gained. That’s two clean sheets in our last two games. Do I think we did enough to win it? Probably not. Do I think they did enough to win it? Probably not too, so it’s probably the right result. You’re not going to win every game. It’s certainly a point gained.”

Expanding on the ankle injury, he continued “It’s desperately disappointing. I’ve worked so hard for the last three weeks to bring Adam Roscrow in, a proven goalscorer, and it looks like he’s got a nasty injury.”

Now, it’s back to the drawing board for the Wings. Bloor said “I felt we totally dominated the first half without creating loads of opportunities. I thought that we were good but how many saves did Michael Johnson, their goalie, have to make? That’s something that we need to work on.”

Against Chelmsford City, a few weeks ago, Welling conceded deep into injury time when caught on the counter attack as they tried to force a winner. This time around they kept it tighter. “We’ve learnt a lot since that game.” confirmed Bloor. 

It was a second consecutive clean sheet for the Wings and the partnership between centre-backs Jack Burchell and Lachlan Byrd is flourishing. Bloor also had praise for another player adding “Ben Winterbottom, our goalkeeper, is getting better and better every game.”

Looking ahead to the next match he said “We’ll dust ourselves down and go to one of my former clubs, Worthing, on Tuesday night. They’ve had an indifferent result today (losing four-nil at Braintree Town) but knowing Adam (Hinshelwood) as well as I do, they’ll certainly be fired up to entertain us on Tuesday.”

Worthing play on a synthetic surface but that does not worry Bloor “I never thought that I would say this a few years ago but I enjoy the 4G pitches.” he confirmed. “I managed a club that had one. You just deal with what’s thrown up in front of you and no complaints as far as I’m concerned. We train on it all the time and it’s just part of the job.”

Images courtesy of Dave Budden