Hallam’s goal-less draw away at East Yorkshire Carnegie will really smart on The Countrymen’s management team; as it was a rearranged fixture from a floodlight failure earlier in the season after 63 minutes with Hallam winning 4-0.
It was the Leagues decision to replay the game and with results elsewhere yesterday, Hallam have now handed the initiative back to Campion who beat league leaders Grimsby Borough 3-1.
Both EYC and Hallam had chances to break the deadlock over the course of the 90 minutes, but ultimately failed to put the ball in the back of the net.
Joint Manager Scott Bates knows it was a missed opportunity. “Sour taste in the mouth, a game that should never have been played, but hey ho. Positive – we didn’t get beat, onto Tuesday,”
Assistant Manager Dean Bamforth had this to say, “I thought today we wouldn’t score if we’d played all night. We matched ’em for work rate but lacked any real quality when it counted.”
“We had 4/5 great chances to score, which I’d expect to score 2/3 but not today. Still think it’s a point gained. Congrats to EYC on a terrific point.”
Whilst Stephen Whitehead quipped, “the lights stayed on, that is all!”