BURNHAM manager Paul Shone believes that his side deserved a point from their 2-2 with Wantage Town on Saturday.

A goal from Brandon Granville gave The Blues the lead inside 10 minutes at The Gore, before Steve Robertson equalised for Wantage.

Dan Taylor restored the advantage moments later and Burnham held the lead heading into the half-time interval.

The Blues were reduced the 10-men after the restart, before a goal from Jack Dunmall secured Wantage a point, and then a second home player was given his marching orders.

Burnham have finished bottom in the Hellenic Premier Division but Shone argues their performance on the final day of the season was a step in the right direction.

He told the Observer: It was a good result really and on the day we deserved it.

“We wanted to finish on a high and get our mindset on the cup final, which obviously isn’t going to happen now.

“Wantage have been consistent all year and towards the top of the table, but we gave a good account of ourselves really.

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PHOTO: Nine-man Burnham (blue and white) draw 2-2 with Wantage Town in the Hellenic Premier Division at The Gore on Saturday. 

“We got a good performance and that’s a positive going forward for next year. It was a good performance given certain reasons and a positive.”

Commenting on the two red cards to his players, Shone said: “The referee was very eager to get his cards out for both sides but you’ve just got to get on with the officials.

“The first one was a red card and I have no ill-feelings with the decision, but the second was harsh. The lad had worked his socks off and it came in the last five minutes.

“We probably would have gone on to get another goal and see the game out, but we didn’t and a mistake cost us all the points.”

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