ON a day when he saw his team not get the reward that he felt they deserved, there was at least one notable positive for Witham Town manager Adam Flint.

Witham dominated their Bostik League division north game against struggling Ware and had numerous chances to take the lead, but had their pockets picked in the dying stages as a Lance Akins own goal gave the visitors a valuable three points.

Flint was understandably frustrated, but he saw positives in how his team had played over the 90 minutes and was particularly pleased to see Max Wilson step into the side as a second half substitute.

The 18-year-old has scored 20 goals in 15 appearances for Witham Reserves this season and made his senior debut by replacing John Watson.

It was only a brief introduction, but Flint saw enough to be impressed by the youngster.

“Max Wilson came on for his first game and I thought he did really well,” said the Town boss.

“He had come along because the reserves’ game was off and Pat (Ahern) got injured in the warm up, so we had him on the bench.

“He has scored a lot of goals in the reserves, so we put him in there and he showed some good touches when he came on.

“He was one positive from the day.

“Overall, though, I think it was just one of those games to be honest.

“We just didn’t do enough in the final third.

“We have been taking those types of opportunities recently.

“Like Elliot’s free-kick in the first half - they’ve been going in - or Lance’s header that the keeper saved.

“Those have been flying in for us, but I still felt we would nick it.

“The game was getting stretched and they hadn’t had a shot in the second half.

“We can’t be too disheartened, but it felt like daylight robbery with how it ended.

“We have to accept that we won’t win every game and Ware are fighting for their lives so it was a good result for them.

“Maybe the two-week break took a bit of sharpness out of us.

“We’ll have to look at that, but we have to bounce back quickly.”

That bouncing back process will start on Saturday at rock-bottom side Cheshunt.

Having dropped points against another side towards the foot of the table last weekend, Flint knows his team must be sharper, but he feels conditions at Theobolds Lane may suit their style of play.

Flint added: “It will be different as Craig Edwards is down there and they won late on last weekend.

“But I think Cheshunt’s pitch will suit us as it’s usually nice there.

“We will go there and look to bounce back.”