Peters pleased with impact
PUBLISHED: 12:25 26 August 2009 | UPDATED: 14:22 06 May 2010
MARK Peters believes his introduction as a second half substitute on Saturday forced the team to change their approach helping them salvage a point. With City trailing 1-0 and the game well into injury time, Peters headed home his first goal for the club
MARK Peters believes his introduction as a second half substitute on Saturday forced the team to change their approach helping them salvage a point.
With City trailing 1-0 and the game well into injury time, Peters headed home his first goal for the club to maintain the team's unbeaten home record.
The former Kings Lynn man felt his arrival as an 82nd minute substitute forced the City team to change their style allowing them to break down the stubborn Lewes defence.
"We just wanted to change some things to see if maybe we could get a few more balls into the box," Peters told the Herts Advertiser after the game.
"The end product wasn't there today and we felt we had lots and lots of good possession but no end product and just by changing it, it made the back players go a little more direct and luckily enough I got a chance and managed to put it away.
"Every week presents different problems and they're the things we've got to overcome. Today they've (Lewes) come I feel quite defensively and negatively. At some points they were attacking with no strikers so it was something we had to break down and we didn't manage it until the last 10 minutes.
"The main thing is we've come away with a point but we are disappointed we didn't come away with three points."
Peters has proved a useful striking option for boss Steve Castle, with the 37-year-old's physical presence causing opposition defences problems.
"At the end of the day I've got nothing to lose (up front)," added Peters.
"I can use my height and my strength to out jump their centre halves and it's up to people to read any flicks I manage to get and anything we can do in the last ten minutes, obviously it's the last throw of the dice, so any flick on or any attempts on goal are just a bonus."
City's assistant manager paid tribute to goalkeeper Paul Bastock after the 39-year-old continued his good start to the season with a crucial save to help City stay in the game.
"That's what he's there for. He's got experience and that's why we opted for an experienced keeper. His distribution is second to none at times and we're really happy with Paul.
"Hopefully he keeps himself fit and away from silly sending offs," joked Peters.