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Boyce: Good to be unbeaten in five, but we have to turn the draws into wins

5 October 2022

Iron defender Andrew Boyce spoke to the press and reflected on the Iron's 2-2 away draw at Oldham Athletic on Tuesday night.

Boyce began by talking about how the performance was similar to that of the last five games, adding: “We went behind again, and I don’t think we were on the ball (at the start), so we need to snap out of that.

“On the other hand, we are getting back into games, and tonight we got in the lead. That was fully deserved in the first half, as I think we were the better team by a mile. We knew they were going to come at us in the second half.  I thought we were dealing with it quite well, and a decision went against us and cost us all three points. I think we deserved all three on the night.” 

Tuesday's captain went on to express his frustration about the second half penalty, adding: “I said to the ref that I thought he had a good game, but that he got that one wrong. He has to make decisions, but I think most times that’s not a penalty."

On the second half performance, he said: “We had to soak up a bit of pressure, and they’re a good side, but we were catching them on the break and getting down their sides. We probably should have worked their keeper more in the second half, but I thought we were dealing with the pressure well. It was just one decision that went against us.” 

He also went on to speak about the Iron goals, scored by Joe Nuttall and Rob Apter. He said: “Our goals came from their mistakes, but they don’t make those mistakes unless our frontmen are putting pressure on them. They were two good finishes so we’ll take them, and we deserved the lead at half time. It’s just disappointing we couldn’t get all three.”

Andrew then reflected on the last five games, where the Iron have taken something from each one. He said: “In these games I feel we’ve come out in the second half and we’ve gone for the win. Tonight was different because we had the lead, but we can use this as a turning point because we’re unbeaten in five. We are unfortunate not to have a few more points out of those games.

“Your mentality is always the same, when things are going against you, you try and stick together. We’ve done that and we’re trying to turn a corner. I don’t think we’re getting the best of luck at times, but we need to stop conceding early and going behind in games, and then we will obviously have a better chance." 

Finally, the Iron defender spoke about this weekend's home match against Aldershot, and the chance to make it back-to-back home wins.

He said: “We’re at home and we want three points. We need to start climbing the table, we’re obviously unbeaten in five, but we have to start turning the draws into wins.” 

See much more from Andrew Boyce and Tony Daws on Iron Player.

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