Horsham boss Di Paola gives his reaction

Horsham FC. Dominic di Paola. Pic Steve Robards SR1720461 SUS-170829-111246001
Horsham FC. Dominic di Paola. Pic Steve Robards SR1720461 SUS-170829-111246001

Horsham manager Dominic Di Paola reckoned his side wasted their chances and did not play well enough against Herne Bay.

He was frustrated all-round as Hornets actually had the ball in the next which was ruled to be offside, then fluffed a golden chance to clinch a draw.

Di Paola said: “I didn’t think we we at our best, I don’t think we played particularly well.

“We had some chances and could have had a point from playing badly and we didn’t take them.

“We switched off for ten minutes, let in two bad goals and came away with nothing; that’s all you ever get in this league if you aren’t at your best.

“It was really disappointing. We had a clear-cut opportunity at the end to score a goal and we didn’t work the ‘keeper.”

Di Paola they didn’t help themselves by conceding two quick goals.

He said: “For ten minutes we were appalling and we have conceded two goals so we made ourselves a mountain to climb.

“We played well after they went 2-0 up but before they scored we gave the ball away six times under no pressure.

“It isn’t good enough; forcing the play and giving the ball away.

“We gave away a cheap free-kick which they’ve scored off and we didn’t mark their centre forward, of all the players you’d want to mark, who scored a nice, simple goal.

“Then from a cheap free-kick, Mets was going to clear it (Steve Metcalf).

“We should have come away with a 2-2 draw. I think we scored in the first half - I didn’t think Toby (House) was offside because the ball was played back and some of the other decisions they made (the officials) defied belief.

I am not blaming the result on them but they certainly compounded the situation. It was frustrating all-round.