While Crusaders boss Stephen Baxter was as philosophical as ever when it came to discussing his side’s late draw with Warrenpoint on Saturday, it was clear that a brave face was being shown given the fact that he kept his players in the dressing room for over 45 minutes following Saturday’s match at Stangmore Park.
Nobody was allowed in or out for almost an hour with it clear that Baxter wasn’t happy.
It was the Shore Road men’s third draw in their last four league games and it would have been defeat only for Josh Robinson to pop up with the equaliser a minute into stoppage time at the end of the match after Daniel Hughes had put Warrenpoint in front four minutes after the break.
“I’m frustrated that we are dominating football matches as much as we are, creating a huge amount of chances and not taking them,” he said.
“That’s three or four games now. That invariably puts you under a bit of pressure when you don’t take those chances and a bit of nervousness creeps in. Teams then try and hit you on the break.
“That’s been the disappointment – that we haven’t killed teams off when we have been so on top.”
Warrenpoint manager Barry Gray was pleased with the reaction of his players that ended a run of four straight league defeats.
“The boys are disappointed that we conceded a goal so late on but we were good. We were much better and it was a much more solid performance,” he said.