BOMADERRY coach Doug Foley said he was happy enough to get a draw in their clash with Manyana at Manyana Sports Field.
Foley was happy because his side managed to fight their way back after a slow start to clinch a 3-all draw with the in-form Wanderers.
Bomaderry were on the back foot from the outset, when Manyana opened their account in the first minute of play.
The visitors looked like they could be in for a long day when the lead was stretched to 2-nil in the 20th minute.
Their first bit of joy did not come until just before half time, when Mitch Cornell managed to peg it back to 2-1 at the break.
Foley said they played badly at the start, but knew they were in with a chance when they scored their first goal.
“They caused us a lot of grief early and we didn’t respond quickly enough,” he said.
“But with the goal, we thought were still in it at half time and I thought we played much better after the break,” he added.
They managed to level things up mid-way through the second half when Mick Hampton netted an equaliser.
Manyana took the upper hand again when they made it 3-2, but Bomaderry ensured they would take something from the game when Carik Taylor scored their third goal.
The third goal came when Taylor crossed it in from the right-hand side and went over everyone’s heads to go into the back of the net.
Foley said it could well have come off the head of one of the Manyana players, but was officially awarded to Taylor.
While happy enough with a draw, Foley thought there were plenty of opportunities from both teams to either win or lose the game.
“If the game could have gone on a little longer then I think we may have got away with it,” he said.
“But ideally you wouldn’t give them the two goal head start, so when you bring that into consideration, a draw doesn’t seem too bad.”
Foley said Cameron Nelson, Daniel Frew and Matt Kellett all lifted their work rate when they needed it and would have been their best players.
Manyana coach Matt Tooley could not be reached for comment.