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CHIPPENHAM TOWN: Fey draws positives from stalemate
RICHARD Fey thinks that there were hatfuls of positives for his Chippenham Town side to take from their goalless draw with Arlesey Town yesterday.
The Bluebirds went down to ten men late in the first half after Scott Rogers was sent off but continued to dominate proceedings at Hardenhuish Park with an impressive display.
Assistant boss Fey admits that his side were frustrated not to have beaten their Bedfordshire visitors but remained pleased with the Bluebirds’ performance and said: “I thought that from start to finish, we were excellent.
“After going down to ten men, you would expect them to put a bit more of a fight up but I thought that the fitness showed with the way we stuck at it.
“Josh Egan was outstanding, Dean Griffiths was outstanding and so was Scotty Lye but it’s just a shame that we couldn’t get that goal that we needed.
“I thought Ben John was excellent in goal too and looked confident, and if that one goal would have gone in, we would have won the game - we had someone doing the stats and we had 14 chances to their two.
“Earlier in the season, we would have lost that game so it just shows how we’ve come on and we just need to build on it now.”
Chippenham captain Rogers was sent off for two bookings late in the first period and Fey thinks that the midfielder was harshly done by.
He added: “At the end of the day, Scott’s made two tackles and got booked for both – I didn’t think the first one was a booking and for the second one, he has caught the bottom of his foot but it’s not enough for a sending off.
“I’m gutted for the lad because Scott’s done really well for us this season.”
Next Tuesday evening, Chippenham host Evo-Stik League Southern Division One South and West Paulton Rovers in the first round of the Red Insure Cup.