I said Chippenham were the yardstick by which to judge ourselves so I have got to be pretty happy with the outcome.

They have some big, old units in their team and I did fear that we might prove a bit lightweight against them, but we stood toe to toe with them.

We had a wobbly start and they shaded the first half but I thought we were the better team in the second half even after we went down to ten men.

I think Chippenham are going to be there or thereabouts again so it might be that we are not a million miles away.

What was pleasing was the maturity of our play. Apart from Chris Thompson and Nathan Davies, our team is full of 20-year-olds. They kept their cool and it was good to watch.

Carl Brown will now have to sit out a game after his red card and he will have to learn from this. For both his yellows, he lost possession and went chasing back to put in a centre forward’s challenge.

Having said that, I thought the Chippenham players were cute and Browny will have to be smarter.

There were worse challenges in the game that went unpunished.

And then we were nearly punished for something the ref saw as a deliberate backpass from Tom Etheridge which was nothing of the sort. If we had lost a goal to that free kick deep inside our box, I would still be in the referees’ room now.

Not many teams will go to Chippenham and get something out of the game. They are strong and well organized We are a very young side and I am sure we will blow hot and cold and lack some consistency because of that but it was very interesting result to me.

We could even have won it because I think Marcus Palmer had two good chances in the second half.

I am looking at the season in batches of three games so we will see whether we are still unbeaten after the next trio of games which again look tough.

On Tuesday night, we have Stourbridge, who have scored eight goals in their last two, then it is Halesowen away followed by the Bank Holiday derby at home to Supermarine.