Sussex County Football League
Published 4th August 2012
.....the GAC Stadium last week.
And while Wasps boss Simon Funnell was encouraged by his side's display against the Ryman League Division One South outfit, he felt his side could have won the game. "Overall we were pleased," he said.
"We were the better side in the second half and we could have snatched it right at the end when Dave Gellatly had a chance that went just past the post."
Despite starting quite well, Grinstead found themselves 2-0 down at half-time, courtesy of a couple of goals that Funnell said his side should have done better with.
But in the second half the Wasps came back strongly, with Tom Saunders scoring from the penalty spot before Mannie Neville equalised with a header.
And Funnell said he was buoyed by his side's response to going two goals down.
He said: "At half-time we went in and asked them to do a few simple things and our performance improved no end."
The Wasps boss added that he hoped his side could now take the positives into the new season, which kicks-off today with a trip to face Peacehaven & Telscombe.
He said: "It is a tough game to start with at Peacehaven, who have brought a few new players in.
"But we are confident with the squad we have now and the players we have signed, we have got pretty much everything we need."
Funnell added that he may still look to sign a new winger though if Ben Chick joins Bognor Regis Town, but he said he would wait to hear what the outcome of his situation was first.
He said: "We are happy to go with what we have got on Saturday.
"Ben has dual-signed for us, but Bognor haven't made a decision yet.
"If they do sign him, that is good for Ben, but if not, he will be back with us."