Players' efforts please City boss Deanus

PUBLISHED: 12:50 30 January 2009 | UPDATED: 22:17 26 October 2009

WGC boss Del Deanus was well pleased with the desire of his players

WGC boss Del Deanus was well pleased with the desire of his players

CITIZENS boss Del Deanus reflected on the positives after the 1-1 home draw against St Margaretsbury. Prior to the game, the former Leyton number one had challenged his players to secure six points from the games against the Bury on Tuesday night and Trin

CITIZENS boss Del Deanus reflected on the positives after the 1-1 home draw against St Margaretsbury.

Prior to the game, the former Leyton number one had challenged his players to secure six points from the games against the Bury on Tuesday night and Tring Athletic tomorrow (Saturday).

But after coming away with a point, Deanus was by no means despondent.

"They (St Margaretsbury) caught us by surprise in the first 10-15 minutes and really gave it a go," he said.

"And then, just as we were getting back into the game they scored the opener, and that knocked us a bit.

"But then we went on to dominate through to half-time, and in the second half after we got the equaliser, I thought it was only a matter of time before we got the winner.

"But credit to St Margaretsbury, they defended well and are probably one of the better sides we have faced this season.

"I am pleased with the response of my players after we went 1-0 down and also that we kept pushing till the very end."

The City boss was as frustrated as many at the Herns Lane ground were with the performance of the officials, and in particular Quentin Pearsall.

The man in the middle, who was being assessed on his performance, gave a strange refereeing display, and his questionable decision left players from both sides scratching their heads.

Deanus added: "I thought the referee had a very poor game, and I was very disappointed in his performance.

"To be honest, we would have been better off not having a referee out there and let the players make the decisions.

"But fair play to players from both sides, they got on with it and tried to play the game."

WGC are at home to Tring Athletic tomorrow. Click back later for match preview.

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