IT WAS a much better performance and we created enough chances to have won four or five games.

It was the first time I have played Carl Brown and Mark Draycott up front as a pair and with Connor Thompson creating mayhem in the hole just behind them, we looked like a team with plenty of goals in them.

With better finishing we would have gone on to complete the job but it wasn’t to be our day. However, there was a lot to like about the way we played.

It was good to see them disappointed in the dressing room after only coming away with a draw.

We got the penalty, got ahead and then they had a player sent off.

In the end, that did not work in our favour because the hole in which Connor was working so well disappeared.

It was a simple mistake by Callum that cost us the equaliser. Mistakes happen, but overall the defending was much, much better.

I was delighted with Lyndon Tomkins because he showed great character and probably played as well as he ever has for us.

Matt Sysum misses the game on Tuesday night at Leamington and that is why I rested Matt Jack, who is feeling his groin.

I didn’t want him to make it worse by playing on Saturday and risk being without two of my back four for what is going to be a tough match on Tuesday night.

I was pleased with Academy keeper Charles Stewart who came in for the suspended Matt Bulman. He made a good early save to boost his confidence and did well.

Bully is back for the Leamington game and Rob Hoskin is getting close too, although Jody is still away on holiday.