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Daws reflects on Maidstone

12 November 2022

Interviews

Daws reflects on Maidstone

12 November 2022

Interim first team manager Tony Daws provided his reaction to Iron Player after his side's 2-0 defeat to Maidstone United.

He said: "I'm extremely disappointed. The game should have been won by the time they scored. We should have been out of sight as we had plenty of chances. We just have to be more clinical and better in front of goal. There are chances I'd expect us to score, but we didn't and that always gives them hope on the counter-attack.

"We were done on the sucker punch when it was a game where, with no disrespect, we should have won comfortably. We were controlling the game, pushing them back and it just looked like a matter of time before we scored. The crowd were great, getting behind us and it was a fantastic atmosphere today. We got the goal through Joe (Nuttall), which was disallowed for handball and I felt we would have perhaps got another after that, as we were the better team."

Talking about the disallowed goal, he added: "Joe slid in and it unintentionally came off his hand, after a bounce. I asked the fourth official at the time and unfortunately it's still classed as handball despite it not being intentional. You've got to take your chances and you unfortunately pay the price if you don't."

Daws concluded: "The players were good today up to them scoring. Let's not make any mistakes about that. We played some good football, the fans were behind us and we looked like the team that was going to score.

"They had four shots throughout the game and scored twice. We had ten shots and obviously not managed to score. That tells you we were in the ascendency. We should have scored two or three today and won the game, but ultimately we didn't so we're very disappointed."

See more from Tony Daws and Mason O'Malley on Iron Player.


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