WORTHING Football Club boss Adam Hinshelwood was pleased with his side’s performance against Tooting & Mitcham last night, after a difficult week for the club.
Rebels drew 1-1 in the Ryman League South Division clash, two days after the club’s future was discussed in a meeting at Woodside Road.
Worthing’s playing budget was cut last week and Hinshelwood said: “I’m desperate for the lads to get a win on the board for how well they’re playing.
“It’s another team in the top six that’s come down here and, I’m possibly looking through my Worthing-tinted glasses, but I believe we were the better side.
“We had the better players and looked the better team, so I’m just frustrated for them.
“We’ve got to turn our good, attractive football in to winning, attractive football. That’s our next step.
“I can’t be too despondent, I think it’s a really positive performance again and we’ve taken a point against a good side.”
Hinshelwood hopes to keep the nucleus of the squad together, after the budget cut, and said: “Considering what the players have gone through, to give the two performances they have against teams in the top six, is really pleasing from a club point of view.
“I hope that we can keep the nucleus of the squad together. I think the best part of this squad is yet to come. After Christmas, I think we could really kick on and go on a good run and we’ve got to keep that belief.
“The lads have given up three nights already for the club this week - with the meeting on Monday, training on Tuesday and the game tonight.
“It’s just fantastic to have such a good, honest group of players. I feel for them because the performances deserve better.
“It should be six points, or four at least, from the two games and we’ve come away with one.”
For a full report from the meeting which took place at Woodside Road on Monday, see the November 27 edition of the Worthing Herald.