Fair result for Welwyn Garden City against Coleshill Town as learning curve in first Southern League season continues

PUBLISHED: 20:36 17 November 2018 | UPDATED: 20:36 17 November 2018

Welwyn Garden City manager Adam Fisher. Picture: DANNY LOO

Welwyn Garden City manager Adam Fisher. Picture: DANNY LOO

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Welwyn Garden City manager Adam Fisher admitted a 2-2 draw with Coleshill Town was probably a fair result – even if it came after they had surrendered a 2-0 lead at home

Goals from Danny Payne and Jon Clements had put the Citizens ahead in the first half but the Birmingham-based side fought back after the break

Fisher said: “It really was a game of two halves.

“We started really well, played some good stuff and got ourselves 2-0 up.

“And we knew they would have a reaction but we seemed to have got through that 20 minutes.

“But we let them back into the game from a set-piece, which was sloppy, and then for the second goal they have reacted quicker.

“It’s frustrating really. We’ve hit the woodwork four times and on another day they go in and we win 4-2.

“But they’ve had a couple of good chances late on and Dan has made a couple of good saves.

“So in all honesty as disappointing as throwing away a two-goal lead is, I think it was a fair result in the end.

“We were the better team in the first half and they were the better in the second.”

The City boss also believes the result and performance is just another step on the club’s learning curve.

He said: “When you’re at home you want to win these games but we’ve got to learn from this.

“We’re still finding out feet at this level and this is another point on the board.

“We’ve started turning the losses into draws and we just need to start turning the draws into wins.

“That’s how we will stay where we want to be.

“The target at the start of the season was to finish mid-table and above and hopefully allow us to build on next year.

“But today has proved there are no easy games in this league and I think that’s what some of the lads have to understand.

“Last year we could get away with a sloppy second-half and still win the game.

“In this league you can’t and if you’re not at it, the other team will punish you.

“It’s been like that a couple of times this year and it’s something we need to look at and make sure if we’re in the same situation we’re ruthless and kill the game off.”

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