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Witton Albion manager Brian Pritchard says he is happy with a share of the spoils after draw at Worksop
WITTON boss Brian Pritchard says a point was par for Albion’s performance on the pitch in Saturday’s draw at Worksop.
It extends the visitors’ unbeaten start to the season too on their return to the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League’s top flight after a three-years absence.
“I’m reasonably happy,” he said afterwards.
“I think it was inevitable that we were a bit sluggish to start after the effort put in by the players at Chorley, plus we arrived late so could not prepare as we would have wanted.
“We didn’t do what we’re good at in the first half, playing the ball long instead of keeping it on the floor.
“I felt that gave them the initiative.”
Witton took the lead when Shaun Tuck was first to a loose ball after Worksop custodian Paul Bastock had parried Anthony Gardner’s shot.
Minutes earlier Danny Andrews’ free kick had hit an upright.
When Ashley Stott shot too high after the restart, Albion missed out on what might have proved an unassailable lead.
Instead, Gardner’s touch after Steve Towers’ effort bounced off the post gifted the Tigers an equaliser.
Pritchard said: “We switched off, and they punished us.
“I think Ashley had more time than he realised with his chance, which had he scored would have left them with a lot to do to come back.
“We passed the ball better after half time and caused them a few problems, but they probably finished stronger than we did.
“A draw is probably about right.”
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