Andy Hartlebury reacts to opening day league point
26 September 2020
Andy Hartlebury reflects on AFC Bridgnorth’s draw with Worcester Raiders courtesy of his late equaliser.
The AFC Bridgnorth defender was deemed the hero of the game after making a goal line clearance before latching onto a 90th minute corner to share the points with visitors Worcester Raiders, in the opening league game of the 2020/21 campaign.
Hartlebury was pleased with the point in what he called an even game. He insisted that it would’ve been harsh if the hosts were to leave the game with nothing.
On the game:
“I thought it was a good point to be fair. It was an even game and it would’ve been quite hard to take had we came out the game with nothing. They were a good side and once they found the opener, they took the game to us. I think a point overall would be the fairest result.”
On the dressing room character:
“I think character is massive. Without it, you don’t nick late winners and equalisers. Character gets you further than anything else and if you’ve got a level of togetherness in the dressing room, you’re always going to be games.”
On his personal performance:
“It was a good feeling (the equaliser). I thought I did ok, I still need to get my match fitness up but as a defender, you can be everyone’s enemy and when you do get a goal, it’s a great feeling for us.”