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VIDEO: Goddard Reflects On Shrewsbury Draw

9 January 2017

Town midfielder John Goddard admitted that the 1-1 draw with Shrewsbury Town on Saturday was a case of two points dropped.


Having given the Reds the lead at SN1 in the second-half with the Shrews down to ten men, Goddard felt his side should have pushed on and wrapped up what would have been a vital victory.


However, James Brophy’s sending-off for two bookable offences threw the game back in the balance and Mat Sadler’s late header ensured that the spoils were shared.


“We got into a dominating position and being 1-0 up at home against ten men, you would expect to go on and win that game ten times out of ten,” Goddard told Swindon Town’s official YouTube channel.


“The fact that we’ve not done that is obviously very disappointing because we put ourselves in a very commanding position so not to be able to take three points away is not ideal.


“The positives were that we got into that position and created numerous chances and we perhaps should have been more than 1-0 up.


“But on the other side there’s a lot to work on and a lot to look at to improve.


“It is two points dropped.


“Our home form has been solid without being spectacular and we’ve got some very good results if you look at the likes of Charlton and Bradford.


“It is something we want to continue and we need to build on it but we look at winning games rather than unbeaten runs.


“The draw wasn’t what we wanted if we’re being honest but we didn’t get beaten, we’ve got another point on the board and they are important points at this time of the year.


“We need to pick up some vital points because we are not where we want to be at the minute and they are all important.”


You can watch the full interview with Goddard for free below, where the midfielder discusses his penalty, the trip to Bolton Wanderers and his goal celebration on Saturday!


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