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Cox: We deserved something

5 April 2013


Manager Paul Cox believes we deserved at least a point from last night’s agonising 2-1 defeat at Blue Square Bet Premier title rivals Wrexham.

Despite leading 1-0 thanks to Matt Green’s 50th goal for the club, the hosts hit back with goals from Dean Keates and Danny Wright securing a precious three points.

“If it wasn’t for a 15-minute crazy spell, I thought we’d have got something from the game. We went 1-0 up and were in total control of the game,” said Cox.

“I don’t think it was a fair result. We bossed the first 15 to 20 minutes of the second half, but in the first, when we had possession, I don’t think we punished them enough.

“The referee made some bizarre decisions. For our first ‘goal’, he’s in the 18-yard box and the linesman gives a push, [and disallows] the goal.

“I thought there were some strange decisions all night, but saying that we should have defended better when we went 1-0 up.

“But you have to give credit to Wrexham. You knew they had to win it and they chucked everything at us and we went to pieces for 10 to 15 minutes.”

Our side missed the opportunity to leapfrog Kidderminster Harriers at the league summit, but are back in action tomorrow (Saturday) when we make the trip to Barrow.

“We have to dust ourselves down and go again,” continued our boss.

“I’m not panicking. [Losing] was going to happen at some stage and I’ve always said they’ll be some twists and turns. We have to make sure we’re ready for Saturday.

“What we’ve got to do now is go on another winning run. We were never going to go through until the end of the season [winning] even though a lot of people hoped we would.

“This game isn’t a test when you’re winning every week; it’s a complete test when you’re losing and there’s a big prize at stake. We’ll see what the lads are made of now.”


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