Farnham Town manager Paul Johnson was disappointed with his side’s lack of quality in their 1-1 draw at Alton.
Town fought back from behind to grab a share of the spoils through Liam Flanighan’s 85th-minute equaliser, but Johnson wanted to see more quality from his side.
“The performance was poor,” he said. “I thought we were second-best all game, barring maybe the last ten minutes, but the game lacked quality. I don’t think there was any quality from anyone.
“I think they (Alton) just ran hard and worked hard. They’re going to feel disappointed they haven’t won the game, and so they should, but the game’s 90 minutes, so we take a point.”
Johnson struggled to find the reasons as to why his side lacked quality in their performance.
“I don’t know why – I can’t put my finger on it,” he said. “We were poor on the ball.”
Johnson – who took over at the Memorial Ground in November – is hoping for more consistency from his side moving forwards, although with Town safely sitting in mid-table in the Combined Counties Premier Division South the Farnham boss admitted he is looking at different combinations as he continues to assess his players.
“We’re looking for consistency, but I suppose we can take a little bit of the blame because we are looking at different formations.” said Johnson.
“In the past four games we’ve played a 3-5-2, a 4-3-3 and then against Alton we’ve played a diamond. For the boys, and as an ex-player myself, you like consistency, so maybe we can take a little bit of the blame for that, but we can’t take the blame for them (Alton) running harder than us. It’s the biggest let down of the day. You can accept there being no quality, but not them running harder.
“It’s been so stop-start since we came in. With the position we are in the league, we’re not going down and we’re not going to get promoted, so it’s a good chance for us to look at the players we’ve got, and give them the best opportunity in their best positions.”
Johnson admitted he is changing formations with an eye on next season – when promotion will be the goal – but he insisted his side need to produce good displays this campaign and continue to pick up positive results along the way.
“We have got an eye on next season, 100 per cent, but also, at the same time, we’ve got to perform now,” said Johnson. “We’ve got supporters that come and pay money to watch us play, so we’ve got that side to it – that duty.”
Farnham are in Combined Counties Premier Division South action tomorrow (Tuesday) night, when they will travel to Horley Town (7.30pm).