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McGahey reflects on Crawley and looks ahead to Cheltenham

3 February 2020

Following United’s 3-1 defeat to Crawley Town on Saturday, centre-back Harrison McGahey spoke to iFollow Iron about how the match panned out.

After the hosts raced into a 3-0 lead with some clinical finishing, the Iron dominated large parts of the game, but somehow ended the match with just the one goal to show for it.

“It was a tough one for the lads to take” McGahey said. “We’ve got to put it behind us though.

“We started quite poorly to be honest, giving away that free-kick in the first two minutes, and them scoring (disallowed for offside). It went downhill from there in the first half really.

“In the second half, the lads definitely showed some fight. We got back in the game and had chances to score, but in the end, it wasn’t enough.”

Everything Crawley touched in the first half turned to goals, and McGahey praised the hosts. He stated: “They took the chances they had today, and unfortunately we didn’t.

“It’s a case of ‘on another day’ we take those chances, and ultimately get something from the game.”

He continued: “I think if we had got the second goal to make it 3-2, we’d have kicked right on and probably ended up getting an equaliser, and maybe even a winner, with the way we were playing at the time.

“We just need to keep moving the ball well, defend better inside our own box, and take our chances when we get them.”

After two long-distance away matches in the same week, the Iron can look forward to this weekend’s home clash against high-flying Cheltenham Town. McGahey said: “We need to gather our thoughts this week, and build on a good week of training.

“We’ll see what happens on Saturday, but we need to defend better as a team and individuals to be honest, and it’s important to win more of our one v one battles, and we can go forward from there.”

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