By Liam Ryder
Whitby Town boss Chris Hardy was pleased with the response of his side against Coalville Town on Saturday.
The Blues recovered from two goals down to rescue a point against the Leicestershire side, Matty Tymon scoring a screamer, before John Campbell levelled from the spot.
”To find ourselves 2-0 down, that could have been an invitation for a lot of the boys to shut it in and roll over,” Hardy told whitby-town.com.
“That wasn’t the case, if anything it galvanised them and kicked them on. That’s the most pleased I’ve been for drawing a game of football.”
Despite the positive draw, the Blues boss feels that his side were robbed when the visitors lead was doubled in the second half.
”We’ve had a stone wall penalty waved away and we’ve had a blatant foul on Tymon on he half-way line,” the Blues’ boss added.
“That’s ultimately led to the ball going upfield and he’s hit a great volley that’s unsaveable.
“I feel aggrieved from an officiating point of view on that goal.”
Hardy also believes that the penalty that was eventually given for his side was reward for positive play from Whitby.
”We probed and we asked questions. The game had edged in Coalville’s favour so we had to be bold and brave, adventurous in trying to get back in the game and we did that.”
Watch Chris Hardy’s interview here on the club’s official YouTube channel.
You can also catch the full match highlights, including Tymon’s wonder goal, here.