CHIPPENHAM Town may have a sense a déjà vu following Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Weston-super-Mare, but manager Mark Collier is more than happy with another point on the road.

Last weekend, the Bluebirds held a 2-0 lead against East Thurrock United only for the Essex side to hit back and snatch a point.

And Chippenham looked to be on their way to victory at the Woodspring Stadium thanks to a 24th minute strike from Dave Pratt and a Matt Smith goal 16 minutes from time.

However, Weston, who have been playing National League South football since its inception in 2004, fought back with goals from Jake Reid and Dayle Grubb to snatch a point.

Yet despite Chippenham, who are in their first season at this level, being unable to take all three points back to Hardenhuish Park, Collier was pleased to see his side make it two games without a defeat.

“People may read into the fact that because we were 2-0 up and then it was 2-2 it was the same as last week,” Collier said.

“We passed it around quite well and had to play on the counter.

“We were in front at half-time, but I said at half-time that if there was one word I could use it was ‘wasteful’.

“We got in at half-time only 1-0 up, we were dominant and got into some great positions, then we got a second, Matt Smith got a deflection.

“They got a goal from a set-piece and then, as they were the home side, they started to throw men forward and they got the goal and we are holding on at the end – which we managed to do.

“It is an away point and we will take the positives out of that.”

Collier believes that Weston’s experience in the National League was a key factor in them managing to fight back to snatch a point and something that his troops can learn from over the course of the campaign.

“They have been in this league for 12 years, they know how to play it, we are in our infancy in this division so we have to learn how to play,” he said.

“People may look at it that we have lost some points last week and lost some points this week.

“Teams change tactics very quickly, they push forward in different ways, change formation, and maybe we have to be a little bit cutier on that.

“I’m still learning on that front, I want my players to learn on that front and try get something from every single game.

“The last couple of weeks we have done that, we have been very competitive in all games, we are certainly going in the right direction.”

Chippenham will look to stretch their unbeaten run on Monday when they welcome Oxford City to Hardenhuish Park.