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Perch pleased with a point

19 September 2019

James Perch reflected on a 2-2 draw with Oldham Athletic, sharing the spoils with the visitors from Greater Manchester.

The Iron put another point on the board in a 2-2 stalemate, coming from behind in an entertaining encounter at the Sands Venue Stadium on Tuesday night.

He told iFollow Iron: “We were pleased to come back from 2-0 down and get the point. It was a tough game; they were a good side in possession and going forward.

“We found ourselves 2-0 down and we didn’t deserve to be, but we came back with a spirit and get the two goals. We’ve got to be happy with that.”

The experienced player praised the side’s response after Oldham netted twice in quick succession against the run of play.

He believed the Iron showed the right attitude to falling behind: “That’s what it was down to. We could’ve easily let our heads drop but this group of lads are superb and we got on with it, stood tall and got a result.”

However, he thought the side perhaps deserved more from the game, laying siege to the Oldham goal after levelling proceedings.

“When they went 2-0 up, they changed formation which killed them a little bit. We grew into the game and had a lot of chances. We kicked on and ran them ragged. We maybe could’ve nicked it at the end,” he said.

The 33-year-old was pleased with his own performance after serving suspensions, with his red card at Grimsby in the Leasing.com Trophy overturned.

He stated: “It was tough tonight at right-back. I’ve been waiting to get in the team; I’ve had a couple of suspensions so it’s been a long time coming to get a good run in the team.”

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