Bexhill boss praises '˜great home performance'

Bexhill United Football Club manager Ryan Light praised '˜a great home performance' in Saturday's 1-1 draw against Wick.

Tuesday, 7th November 2017, 4:39 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 10:37 pm
Bexhill United full-back Ben Cornelius keeps a close eye on Wick forward Josh Irish. Pictures by Simon Newstead

Chris Rea scored a 93rd minute equaliser to earn Bexhill a point against second-placed opposition in Macron Store Southern Combination Football League Division One.

Light said: “I think we definitely deserved something out of the game. On the balance of the 90 minutes, I think a draw was a fair result. A defeat would’ve been really harsh on us.

“I was really pleased. First half we were excellent. Our shape and the way we passed the ball, I thought we looked the better and more organised side.

Liam Foster tries to escape the attentions of a Wick opponent.

“I thought we started slowly in the second half, but we clawed our way back into it. Any time you score late on to avoid defeat feels like a victory and I think we worked so hard that we deserved that at the end.

“They (the players) put on a great home performance and the reception they got coming off speaks volumes. I’ve not experienced that in the year-and-a-half I’ve been here.

“Even if we lost 1-0, it was the best game I’ve seen here this season. I think it was a good advert for county league football.

“It looks like them and Little Common are the best the league’s got to offer, and we’ve more than matched them. I think we looked threatening from set-pieces, corners especially, all the way through the 90 minutes and they (Wick) were very complimentary at the end.”

Seventh-placed Bexhill have picked up seven points from their last three games, scoring 12 goals and conceding just one.