Steve Brown was left to bemoan the chances that went begging as Fleet ran out with another draw at Stonebridge Road against Bath. “The difference against Tonbridge in midweek,” he told Charles Webster on BBC Radio Kent, “was we took our chances we created. But today and before that against Maidenhead, we’ve had great opportunies but we’ve only taken one chance, we’ve only scored one goal.
“Yes, it was a scrappy game in windy conditions, the wind driving down the middle of the pitch, but we have to take chances. I’m disappointed with the players, there was a lack of quality, especially in the second half, with us making the wrong decisions pretty much all the time: slicing balls up the pitch and the passing wasn’t very good.
“We had the best of proceedings for the first 45 though Bath made it difficult for us. But you look at moments in games, Anthony Cook one-on-one with their goalkeeper, doesn’t score, and again in the second half, and we’ve not put those away.”
The Fleet boss was also concerned about his side’s lack of concentration for Bath’s equaliser. “[Salmon] wasn’t the only one queuing up, there were two or three, I think we were waiting for a foul. I told the players at half time not to let them swing balls in from set pieces, not to give away fouls in those areas and we gave away seven or eight free kicks and that was the sum total of Bath’s efforts, only set pieces.
“Today for me, once you get your nose in front, was one of those games where you should never relinquish the lead.”