Alton manager Kevin Adair must be tearing his hair out watching his side at the moment.

They follow an awful performance with a really good one – and then slump again.

Adair was as low as he had ever been as a manager when his side crashed 8-0 at Badshot Lea – but the response of his players at the weekend left him proud as they battled to a 3-3 draw against Combined Counties Premier South high-fliers Abbey Rangers.

And then came Tuesday night’s cup defeat against North Greenford United.

At the weekend, the Brewers were in action for the for the first time since the Badshot Lea capitulation.

It could have been easy for Alton to feel sorry for themselves but goals from Richie Hunter, Archie Larkham and Trevor Caborn earned Adair’s side a share of the spoils.

And the Brewers could have claimed all three points if they had been more clinical.

“It was a really good reaction,” said Adair. “We’ve been in good times and bad times together over the years.”

Alton recovered from 2-0 and 3-1 down to claim a point at Abbey. “We were 2-0 down early on but we were playing really well,” said Adair. “Richie then pulled a goal back for us with a fantastic strike.

“It was an easy team talk at half-time as the players just had to stick to what they had been doing. We conceded again, but we took the game to Abbey and I always felt we would get something from the game.

“We’ve got to be happy with a point at a team who are up near the top of the league.

“We’re happy to pick up a point, but also disappointed as we played so well.”

Next up for Alton is a trip to Camberley Town in the league on Saturday (2pm), and Adair is expecting a tough test for his side.

“Camberley are really strong at home,” said Adair. “We always go into every game looking to try to win it, but there are no easy games in this league. We won 2-0 at home to Camberley earlier in the season, but we are expecting a tough game.”