Langton happy with Horsham’s progress after fine Wealdstone point

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HORNETS boss Hugo Langton praised the work ethic of his side after watching them battle to a well-deserved point at home to Wealdstone last night.

The in-form visitors took the lead in the first half through Peter Dean but after Tommy Murphy hit the post and then saw his follow-up headed off the line just before the break, Horsham got back on levels terms in the second half when Yinka Salami’s was turned into his own net by Stones defender Sean Cronin.

Goalkeeper Michael Hunter again impressed, and although the Hornets could not go on to finally record a first home win of the season that their supporters were so desperately seeking, a point against a side previously unbeaten in 11 matches showed further sides of improvement.

Langton said afterwards: “On another night we could have nicked it. I felt we started brightly, they came into it a bit but I thought we finished the first half the strongest.

“But we’ve come out in the second half and we’ve had a right go and that’s what I asked them to do, believe in yourselves and go and play football and do your best.

“They were all magnificent tonight and on another night we’d be standing here chatting about three points, not one. But let’s be honest, Wealdstone are a fantastic side, very lively upfront.

“But we stood up to them and defended really well. All in all I’m delighted, all the things we’ve been working on feels likes it’s coming together, but we’ve now got to take that forward to Harrow.

“Where we are in the table we’ve got nothing to lose so we’ve got to have a go. We’ll work on a few things that need improving in training and go into Saturday in good spirits.”

Aveley’s 1-1 draw with Carshalton on Monday night means Horsham stay six points adrift at the foot of the Ryman Premier table.