Following the return to league action at St. Helens, this following their two epic FA Vase games, manager Brent Peters had this to say.
“Despite getting off to the best possible start by taking a first minute lead we did fail to kick on from this, in fact in the first half I would go as far to say throughout the area of midfield, an area where over the past few games we have been dominant and very impressive, during the first half we were just the opposite. St Helens players in that department were sharper and with this dominant, I can only put this down to the boys having played four hours of football within four days in which Saturday they seemed very much heavy legged.”
Peters added “Whilst St. Helens themselves did play mid-week they played Tuesday whilst we played Wednesday and also went into an extra half an hours football this following a tough two hours on the Saturday.”
Peters went on “Taking the week that was into perspective coming away with a share of the spoils at St. Helens was not a bad result.”
Peters said “We could easily have lost the game not through our bad play but most certainly a terrible decision by the young official to award a penalty.”
Peters commented “How on earth he could give a penalty when the ball was crossed in from the flank, my centre back with his eyes fixed on the ball and going backwards, the lad fell back into the oncoming striker, it was a really harsh decision but thankfully John Ogden saved well to ensure we got what we deserved, a valuable away point.”