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Wellens reflects on Woking loss

2 December 2018

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Richie Wellens gave a frank assessment of his side’s 1-0 loss to Woking in the second round of the FA Cup.

Jake Hyde’s 54th minute header was enough to deny Town a place in the third round, in a game that lacked in clear-cut chances.

Wellens spoke to the local media in his usual honest fashion:

“It’s the cup isn’t it. We’ve seen it happen so many times over the years where there’s a shock and today had many of the ingredients. We were slightly below par, played far too slow – wanted to play in front of them, didn’t get down the sides enough.

“The keeper has made a couple of good saves, their defender blocked one off the line but we’ve had so many corners and we didn’t look like scoring.

“I’m really disappointed with how we got going from the start against Stevenage, to starting sloppy today, because the big word of the week was our attitude.

“We didn’t think they had as much ability as us but they can still run as hard. I don’t think we lacked for attitude, it was just our purpose in our passing – it was a little bit slow.

“It’s an old cliché but we’ve have to concentrate on the league because the league is the most important and I want a reaction next Saturday.

“I think, today, everyone wanted to come to the ball and play – no one wanted to run in behind to let someone else have the space. I think we just wanted to drop deep, get on the ball, and look good.

“We had spells of possession but today was in front of them and a little bit slow.”


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