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Devonshire: we deserved something from Woking clash
Braintree Town boss Alan Devonshire felt it was his side that “just shaded” their Blue Square Bet Premier clash with Woking, but was happy to take a point from a tricky encounter.
Following four consecutive wins, the draw extended the Iron’s unbeaten run and took them to within two points of the 50-point target that Devonshire feels will ensure his team’s survival this season.
They dominated possession for much of the game, but trailed to a 22nd minute Jayden Stockley goal until six minutes from time when Dan Holman unleashed a wonder strike from 20 yards that flew into the visitors’ net.
Devonshire said: “That’s what Dan is all about and we know that he can do that.
“To be fair to Woking, you have to give them a lot of credit as they put their bodies on the line and defended well because there were balls going in their box.
“But I felt we got what we deserved in the end.
“It was two evenly-matched sides, but I thought we just shaded it.
“However, I’ll take 1-1.
“We’ve had four great results previous to this and this would have been a game we’d have lost a few months ago.
“We showed a lot of character to get a result at the end of the day.”
The Iron boss added: “I think the confidence we’ve got from our recent run helped us.
“They are a good side Woking.
“They had one up and flooded the midfield.
“We created quite a lot of pressure, had a lot of possession and created a lot of chances, but it was one of those days when it just didn’t drop for us in the box.
“Another day we might have scored two or three, but I think 1-1 was a fair result.”
Braintree are now due to face Nuneaton Town at home on Thursday.