‘We were sloppy’ admits Hemel Town manager Brennan

Hemel Town boss Dean Brennan
Hemel Town boss Dean Brennan

Tudors boss Dean Brennan was relieved to see his side edge past Truro in what he described as a ‘sloppy’ performance from his team.

“In the cup it’s all about the result, and thankfully for us we progressed into the next round,” he said.

“I felt our performance was average at best if I’m honest; we were very sloppy in possession which gave Truro the opportunity to throw balls in our box to make us defend quite a lot.

“The positive performances from the game were definitely Ed (Asafu-Adjaye) and Moussa (Diarra) at centre-back together; they were right on top of their game.”

Both teams finished the game with 10 men, but Brennan was bemused by some of the decisions in what he felt was a good natured match.

“Both sendings off were a bit harsh to say the least,” said the Hemel boss. “The boy from Truro should only have got a yellow card and for me neither of Arthur Lee’s challenges were even fouls.

“The crazy thing is, neither team made a bad challenge all game and both teams were trying to play a passing, attacking style of football, yet two players were sent off.”

After negotiating the tricky tie, Brennan is now hoping to progress in the tournament. He said: “The FA Trophy is a brilliant competition and one that I won as a player.

“It’s always nice to get a run in any cup competition, but we can only look at one game a time.

“I’d like to thank the brave few that travelled to Truro to support the team; the players, staff and myself appreciate your positive support. Keep up the good work, Tudor Army.”