WGC boss Deanus disappointed at dropping points at Kingsbury

PUBLISHED: 07:14 03 December 2008 | UPDATED: 21:27 26 October 2009

Welwyn Garden City manager Del Deanus

Welwyn Garden City manager Del Deanus

WGC manager Del Deanus was disappointed with how his side took their foot off the gas in the 1-1 draw away at Kingsbury London Tigers on Saturday. City took the lead in the 51st minute when Tom Lewis crashed home following a superb piece of skill from F

WGC manager Del Deanus was disappointed with how his side 'took their foot off the gas' in the 1-1 draw away at Kingsbury London Tigers on Saturday.

City took the lead in the 51st minute when Tom Lewis crashed home following a superb piece of skill from Fabio Valenti in the Tigers' box.

But not long after, the home side had Damontino So Jilo dismissed for a flailing arm in the face of Citizens' hitman Stuart Blackburne - and with that the visitors appeared to sit off the home side.

"As soon as they had their first player sent off, we took our foot off the pedal, and this allowed them back into the game," said the WGC boss.

"We then found it very hard to step back on it, and I think the sending-off actually went against us today.

"I'm very disappointed and I think it is definitely two points dropped."

Deanus said: "We were excellent for 70 minutes, but really should have scored more goals.

"We created so many chances, but then let them back in the game and paid the price."

The Kingsbury side also had Adil Saih dismissed for foul and abusive language directed towards the referee, but if anything they performed better with nine than they had with 11.

It was a dominant performance from Deanus' WGC side for 70 minutes.

And in truth, the game should have been put to bed in the first half, with City's Stuart Blackburne, Fabio Valenti and Tom Lewis all having good opportunities to score.

But the Tigers showed sufficient courage and resolve to fight back - even with nine men - to snatch a point, which will leave Deanus mystified as to how his side had let two points slip away.


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