BRANTHAM Athletic joint-boss Matt Carmichael believes his in-form team showed a different side to their game in Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Thetford Town.
The Imps came from behind to secure a share of the spoils, in the Thurlow Nunn League premier division contest at the Leisure Centre.
Brantham had won six of their previous seven but looked out of sorts in the first period and could easily have been more than one-down.
It was Robbie Priddle who put Thetford ahead, nodding home Ross Bailey’s free-kick.
However, Brantham reacted well after the break and had a golden chance to level when they awarded a penalty.
Sean Gunn failed to convert, but the hosts had cause for celebration soon after following a scrambled equaliser from Ben Newson.
“We were completely out of sorts and looked disjointed in the first half,” admitted Carmichael, who runs the side with Michael Brothers.
“Thetford seemed to want it more than us.
“But we made some changes at half-time and, in the second half, I thought we were the far better side.
“It was more like the team we’ve been for the last few weeks and it was pleasing to see a different side to us.
“In recent weeks, we’ve gone ahead and gone on to win.
“This time, we made a bit of a statement and showed we’re a side that can come back from behind.
“We showed a reaction and that we’ve got a bit about us when the going gets tough.
“That’s exactly what we want and it was nice to prove it on Saturday.
“Thetford are above us in the table but will know they were in a game.”
Brantham had no game on Monday, unlike most other Thurlow Nunn League sides, but return to action tomorrow, at Walsham-le-Willows.
They then finish their campaign with a home match against Haverhill Rovers, next Saturday.
The Imps are ninth in the premier division table.