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MCCORMICK: WE DIDN'T CREATE ENOUGH

2 December 2018

Luke McCormick was gracious in defeat, wishing Woking all the best in the next round, despite cutting a frustrated figure following Town’s 1-0 loss to the Cardinals.

Town exited the FA Cup at the second round stage after Jake Hyde headed past McCormick in the 54th minute.

Apart from the goal, Town looked the more likely to score and dominated proceedings – however, the two banks of Woking players managed to stop the home side from scoring.

“It frustrated us just because we found it very hard to break down. That’s not to say we didn’t create enough chances to win the game – I think it’s fair to say they put their bodies on the line and the goalkeeper’s probably walking off with a bottle of champagne.

“To be honest, it just wasn’t our day. We counter well as a team – obviously, because they sat in, we didn’t get a chance to do that.

“On the whole, we’re a young side, and we’re still learning, and we have to treat this as a learning curve. If we come up against it again, then we need to use this as a way of improving ourselves.

“They’ve come here, and stuck to their task and find themselves in the hat for the next round. That’s what it’s all about, good luck to them, I hope they get a good draw.”

This was the veteran goalkeeper’s first experience of being on the receiving end of cup shock and he said it was something he doesn’t want a repeat of.

“I’ve never had one (a cup upset), and it wasn’t something I like the feeling of. Obviously, we’re very downbeat and disappointed bunch of players.

“I don’t think we used the ball well enough – we had lots of possession but they made it very difficult for us. They had two banks in front of us and came with a gameplan and it was effective.”

 


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