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TAKE A WIN OVER A GOAL

10 August 2015

Iron defender Charlie Goode says that the side are disappointed to start the new season with a defeat, but are determined to come back stronger then ever.

United suffered a 2-1 defeat on the opening day at League One newcomers Burton Albion, a game which saw 'keeper Luke Daniels sent off.

"To start the league with a loss is not good, we know what we did wrong, but we need to come back and put it right next week now," he told The Iron PlayerHD.

"It's disappointing because we didn't play how we did in pre-season."

"We didn't play our normal passing game, we hit the ball long a few times and we were open at the back on a few occasions," he said.

"We've got to start getting the ball down and keep it and move it from back to front."

The former Hendon man says that it's disappointing to concede in the way they did and that if chances had have been taken, then the result could have been so much different.

"We had two chances in the first half and if we put them away we'd have probably cruised from there," he explained.

"We needed the goal ten minutes earlier to give us a chance to get back in.

"The first goal we could have done better with.

"We wanted a clean sheet and we did not get that."

The Iron had to deal with injuries in the first half, with firstly Luke Williams and then Niall Canavan having to leave the field.

Goode, who replaced Canavan feels that the early substitutions disrupted the team's fluidity and this was another contributing factor to the defeat.

"The injuries didn't help, because Luke (Williams) is a big player and so is Niall (Canavan)," he stated.

The centre back got a late consolation for United, his first in professional football, but it's something he says isn't too prevelant in his mind, after suffering a defeat.

"It's nice to get the goal, but it doesn't mean that much because it's the result that we're looking at," he said.

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