Cray maintained their unbeaten start to the season but was Tony impressed:
“I thought in the first half hour we had enough chances to be three or four nil up but we were a bit sloppy in the final third and we lost our way a bit before half time.
Second half, I said to the players afterwards we were poor and to be fair to Chipstead they thoroughly deserved their draw and we didn’t do enough to win the game. I know that we hit the bar at the end but it was poor from us as was the attitude at times and we carried four or five players second half and I told them so. That can’t happen.
I spoke to Chipstead’s manager (Antony Williams) after and he admitted we could have been out of sight early on but they hung in there and if you don’t take your chances then there is always a chance the opposition will have a spell in the game and gain confidence. That can extend to their bench because they can sense the tide turning and the possibility of a win or draw.
I thought in our opening two draws we did enough to win the games but no complaints with a draw this afternoon and to be honest I was rather annoyed. I felt we missed Bluey as he usually builds our attacks and with a new keeper we perhaps played in a slightly different way to as normal but Jordan has done well and kept us in the game second half.
Looking ahead to the Hastings United and Lewes games I know we can give anyone a game in this league but if we turn up the way we played in the second half we could be turned over by anyone so we need to make sure there is no repeat of the second half today”