We all know what the green side of yesterday’s match thought about things, but what was the view of our opponents? 

Chelmsford’s manager, Robbie Simpson, was happy to leave Huish Park with a point, but felt it took his team time to get going in the first half.

“I thought it was good game actually. First half was a really good game of football. I think in the second half they went a bit more direct and kept us in our half. But I thought the first half in particular was a really good game of football. First 15 [minutes] they were the definitely better side and then we woke up and I thought we were the better side for the rest of that first half.

“We didn’t start very well. It took us 15 minutes to find a bit of rhythm and a bit of intensity. And I thought after that first 15 minutes for the rest of the first half we were pretty good. I though we kept the ball well, he had our intensity. We created a few really good chances, ones we should have done better with really. I don’t know how the keeper’s [Joe Day] kept the one from point blank range out.”

On the second half…

“We needed to kick on in the second half, I knew it was going to be difficult. They were shooting towards their stand that I know they like to shoot toward in the second half. They do really suck the ball towards that goal and we found it really difficult. We didn’t turn up until the subs came on really. We were poor, we had no answers really to getting out of our half. They put us under pressure. They kept a pretty high line which didn’t enable us to pass out from the back as we’d have liked.”

“For all their dominance, they never really threatened us.”

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