Poulton disappointed not to get win

Ryan Gadd opens the scoring
Ryan Gadd opens the scoring
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Hayling United manager Steve Poulton was glad to take a point though disappointed his side did not get all three from their 2-2 draw with Lymington Town.

The Humbugs led the Wessex League premier division contest 2-0 before conceding twice late on.

‘Our form lately has been quite good but luck has not been with us and results have suffered, so to get a point from a tough Lymington side is something, I suppose,’ said Poulton.

‘I would have settled for that before the match but Lymington are beatable and at 2-0 we should have tied it up defensively and held on for a much-deserved win.’

Ryan Gadd headed in Lee Tigwell’s free-kick at the far post for 1-0.

George Way, on loan from Gosport Borough, cut a path through the middle to blast a second on his debut.

Alex Easton and substitute Lenny Burney both missed chances and Billy D’Sousa’s header cut the deficit before Luke Watts equalised.

Poulton added: ‘We came unstuck with a couple of crosses into our penalty area and they took advantage.

‘Disappointing, yes. But after a run like we have had, it was important that we took something from the match.’

Horndean manager Dave Carter was unhappy with his side after poor defending saw them lose 4-1 to lowly New Milton Town.

‘We are like Barcelona with the ball and the Dog & Duck without it,’ said Carter.

‘As soon as our moves broke down we failed to track runners.

‘We have to turn it around.’

Chamal Fenelon scored Horndean’s goal.

Blu Boam scored as AFC Portchester lost 2-1 at Fawley.

– DAVE KEMP