Bottom hold top as Horsham make their point at Billericay

SIMON Colbran felt his Horsham side did enough to warrant all three points but was still delighted with their showing in a 2-2 draw at Billericay on Saturday.

The Hornets twice took the lead against the Ryman Premier table-toppers through Dan Morris and Ray Freeman.

But goals from Courtney White and Jay May twice pegged Colbran’s men back, although the hosts couldn’t find a winner as Horsham put the mid-week defeat to Aveley behind them with another strong showing under the new manager.

“It was a fantastic performance and I think we could have even got a win out of it,” Colbran said.

“After Tuesday (a 3-1 defeat) we talked about the first 20 minutes when we weren’t tight enough, and at training on Thursday we worked on a lot of things and took that into Saturday where we didn’t give them an inch.

“That made a massive difference but the other really good thing was when we did have the ball we didn’t panic, we played some lovely football and both goals came from seven or eight pass moves which was great.

“I thought when we did have the ball we played the better football and that was massively encouraging. We looked a threat all afternoon and considering that was against the team at the top of league which is fantastic. As I’ve said there’s some very good footballers at this club and they look like they’re starting to believe in themselves.”