Point gained for Willand against Melksham Town, not two dropped, says Russell Jee after 2-2 draw

Russell Jee says it was a point gained and not two dropped despite his Willand Rovers side letting a two-goal lead slip in their 2-2 draw with Melksham Town on Saturday.
Rovers raced into a 2-0 lead inside 10 minutes thanks to a brace from Lewis Tasker, but reigning Western League Premier Division champions Melksham pulled one back before Simon Hill’s own goal levelled the scores.
Melksham had the better of the closing stages, meaning Jee was pleased with the draw.
The Silver Street boss said: “It’s definitely a point gained. Fair play to Melksham as we were 2-0 up but they did what champions do and came back.
“They didn’t give up, which is the same as all of Darren Perrin’s sides. They came back into the game and came back strongly, so the result is a fair reflection of the game and a draw is a fair result. We’d have taken a point before the game and we’ll definitely take one afterwards.”
Jee added: “They had two good chances late on, so it’s a point gained – they’re a strong outfit.
“The players showed great character and kept going until the end. The match was a great advert for Western League football, as it was open and free-flowing, with chances at either end.”
Jee confirmed that James Blake is expected to miss the next few weeks through the coccyx injury he picked up against Welton Rovers, although he has signed Angus Wilson from Bideford to replace the striker.
Goalkeeper Kurtis Parkin has left the club in order to have a break from football, with Jee hoping to finalise a loan signing this week.