Manley frustrated as Old Boys are unable to capitalize after a decent start

Epping Town 1-1 Old Southendian Reserves

BEN MANLEY expressed his disappointment after his Old Southendian second string were forced to share the ProKit UK Essex Olympian League Division Two spoils at Epping Town.

The Old Boys appeared to be on course for their third victory of the campaign when David Stubbs followed up to net after Epping goalkeeper, Trevor Grace, parried Greg Milford’s initial effort.

However, despite creating the lions share of the opportunities, Grace ensured that the Old Boys were unable to build on that advantage. And with time running out, Joe Thomas pounced to earn the home side a precious point.

“It was an incredibly frustrating afternoon as we had several clear cut chances to kill the game,” Manley told Yellow Sport.

“The Epping keeper has played an absolute blinder – we should have taken all three points.

“Our performance was superb. We played some great stuff but at this level, you have to take your chances.”

Manley added: “Andy Turner has done particularly well for us today. He was in an unfamiliar position and has missed a lot of football of late. All in all, we should be holding our heads up high, but we need to be more ruthless.”

Brian Jeeves

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