Going into the game on the back of two defeats, it was essential that we did not lose.

It was a top-of-the-table clash and I thought both sides were desperate not to lose.

There was not a lot of goalmouth incident. Our stats man said that we had three efforts on goal and they had four.

I have a young side and they are struggling with confidence at the moment.

It all might have been different if Carl Brown had scored in the seventh minute, but Kyle Phillips has made a very good save.

We had three runners coming in for the rebound and it didn’t fall to any of them. Then Paulton go up the other end and score when Lee Stevens missed his clearance. That is an example of how our luck is at the moment.

In the previous two games we would have folded but at least we tried hard in the second half without really creating anything.

We tried Neil Griffiths in front of the back four and put Chris Thompson in the backline because we have been leaving Matt Bath far too exposed in one-on-ones and Tommo has the greater pace.

Neither player liked the positions they were asked to play, so it is probably an experiment that we will not repeat.

Jamie Reid came straight back in after warming the bench at Gloucester City and I thought he put in a workmanlike shift.

Matt Sysum has not been at his best in the last two or three games which is why he was left on the bench.

We now have 16 Cup Finals left to play in this league and I just can’t wait for people to play their way back into form.

Our front three were not getting any joy and many of our players seemed to be having trouble just striking the ball any distance.

Jody gave us much more presence up front when he came on and, of course, it was a inspired substitution to put Jason Welsh on and see him get the equaliser within a minute!