‘Two points dropped’ – Westgarth on Keynsham draw

Falmouth Town boss Andrew Westgarth rued missed chances after his side’s 1-1 draw at Keynsham Town on Saturday.

Playing their first match in ten days following the postponement of their home match against Millbrook due to the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Town came from behind in Somerset to earn their first away point of the Western League season.

Following a goalless first 45 minutes at the AJN Stadium, Will Sage nodded the hosts in front early in the second half, with Tim Nixon hauling the visitors level midway through the half with his seventh of the campaign.

The point gained sees Town rise to 12th in the division, but Westgarth was disappointed that his side didn’t come away from Somerset with all three in the bag.

“I suppose you can see it as a point gained, but I probably see it as two points dropped,” Westgarth said after the game. “We had enough chances to win four games and that’s been the tale of our season, we’ve not been sharp enough in either box. 

“That being said, I thought we defended really well and played well for large spells of the game. Our attacking play was really good, but it’s just unfortunate that we couldn’t take those chances. 

“We threw the kitchen sink at them, at one point we had nearly all of [Luke] Brabyn, Nixon, [Luke] Barner, Alex [Wharton], Jack Bray-Evans and Charlie [Edney] on the pitch at the same time and I think all of them had chances to win the game themselves. 

“If we carry on playing like that we’ll win more games than we lose, but the frustrating thing is it’s been the story of the season.”

He added: “They had a little spell just after half-time when Barnesy’s made a couple of saves, but other than that we were relatively comfortable. 

“They’ve scored a header and you can see it as good character to come back [and rescue a point], but as I said with the chances that we missed it definitely feels like two points dropped.”