Chippenham Town boss Gary Horgan said that his side were too eager to get the ball forward against ten men during their 1-1 draw at Weymouth.

Good play between Jake Evans and Tyreke Johnson saw them get in behind the Terras early on, Alex Bray got onto the cutback and could only be denied by two frantic last-ditch blocks.

With 33 minutes on the clock, Chippenham had an opportunity to take the lead from the spot as Matt McClure was chopped down on the edge of the area by Charlie Rowan. McClure picked himself up and fired up the middle to give Town the lead.

Less than ten minutes into the second half, Bray was shoved to the ground by Jordan Thompson as he looked to go through on goal and the referee produced a red card for the defender.

However, the ten-mam Terras got back on level terms when Tom Bearwish drove through the middle of midfield and sent Ezio Touray through on goal, who dispatched his shot from a tight angle.

Late on Weymouth had their own chance from the spot when Calvin Brooks went down under the challenge of Evans, but Will Henry flung himself to his right to save from Touray.

Horgan said that he had been very pleased with his side’s performance up until the sending-off, but easing off after that point was their undoing.

He said: “Performance-wise we were really good for 60-65 minutes; it was probably one of our most complete performances of the season.

“But for a couple of wayward finishes, maybe with some different refereeing decisions, and with better decision-making in the final third, we would have been more than one goal to the good.

“But when Weymouth had a man sent off, our mentality and mindset changed, which was disappointing.

“On a big pitch, there were lots of gaps for us, but I think we became a bit too eager to get the ball from back to front and with a lack of quality that we had shown in the first hour.

“This is a new group who have come from teams with different styles, so when they get put under pressure, they fall back on that muscle memory of things they used to be asked to do.

“So, when they went down to ten men, we saw the gaps and thought it would be easy and that is not how football works.”