MARK Collier was proud of the performance his Chippenham Town team produced despite squandering a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at home to Woking on Saturday.

With nine senior players missing through injury, Chippenham took a surprise 2-0 lead through two goals from Karnell Chambers.

Woking worked their way back into the contest when Jamar Loza halved the gap with full-time looming at Hardenhuish Park.

In injury time, Woking got their second to level the scores before Chippenham’s Callum Gunner was handed a red card to ensure both teams came away with a point.

The draw means Chippenham are unbeaten in three matches, before travelling to Chelmsford City on Monday night.

“Our home record is very good and we are right up there in the form guide, so we are quite a confident bunch on our own patch” said Collier.

“We know it is a difficult place to come and long may that continue. But when you’re 2-0 up, you expect to go on and win the game, although teams don’t just lay down. at 2-0

“They made some changes and got what could be seen as a fortuitous penalty and then a deflected goal at the end of the game.

“It’s certainly harsh on my players, but there are some massive positives to take out of it. We had nine players missing, eight through injury and one through suspension.

“All of those players would be in the starting XI and the fact is we have gone toe-to-toe with another big club in the Conference South and matched them all the way.”

Looking ahead to their fixture tomorrow evening, Collier says the game is the last thing he needed with his current list of crocked players.

Will Grigg could add to the list too as he is suffering with a tight hamstring.

“It couldn’t have come at a worse time. It is going to be our eighth game in 27 days, which tells you how well we have done,” said Collier.

“We have been fantastic as we’ve changed our team around, players are playing in different positions and on Saturday we had an 18-year-old and a 19-year-old in midfield for us.

“We have young players all over the pitch and credit to them because sometimes you need experience, but we don’t have experience because they’re all out injured.

“When they come back, I’d like to think that we could be a force in this division.”