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Boss pleased with a point

15 December 2013

Gaffer happy to avoid defeat after late equaliser

“Overall I was happy with the point, particularly when you go so long without scoring and the clock is ticking on.

“It feels q little bit strange because we haven’t drawn too many games this season, we are normally talking about wins and losses, but overall I am pleased we got something out of the game – I think we warranted something.

 

“I don’t want to decry anything that Stevenage do. Whether they are physical or they want to play you at football, you have got to stand up and be counted and I though generally we did that.

“We started the game really well, really sharp, positive, on the front foot, we got the penalty to make it one-nil and then for some strange reason went deeper and deeper and didn’t combat the boy Freeman and Zoko.

“It was a strange old game in the first half for me, to come in two-one down – I don’t know how that happened but we have certainly got some defending to do next week (in training) because what I saw there wasn’t acceptable.

“Having said that, we rallied, but as I said before, the game was so stretched, it was like both defences were camped out on their eighteen yard boxes and there was a big void in the middle of the park.

“I think we retreated. I don’t think we dealt with the situation good enough. We didn’t defend one versus one situations well enough, but that can happen with us, we have talked about that too many times this season.

“What I said at half time was that I think there’s goals there because I thought we could get at their back four because I thought our forward play was good – I thought our combination play was good.

Tomlin, Pope, Birchall when he was on the pitch and Jennison Myrie-Williams – it looked as though there were goals in the game.

Obviously when we were losing two-one and the clock ticks by you have got to think of different ways of trying to get a goal and thankfully we got one.

“A little bit of ill-discipline from them cost them, but we talked about that at half time, that with the way the referee was going about his business we need to keep eleven men on the pitch.

To be honest we were slightly fortunate in that respect because Richard Duffy could quite easily have evened the numbers up.”


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