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WELLENS: WE JUST NEEDED TO BE RUTHLESS

13 April 2019

Richie Wellens said his team’s lack of ruthlessness prevented them from taking all three points against Oldham at Boundary Park.

Michael Doughty and Kyle Bennett scored the goals for the Town in between George Edmundson and Johan Branger-Engonne’s efforts for the hosts.

Despite playing well, once again, Swindon were made to rue missed chances and mistakes leaving them with a huge mountain to climb in the play-off chase.

The Swindon boss said:

“For 70 minutes, we had total domination on another shocker of a pitch – it was probably worse than Newport.”

“We took a massive sucker-punch from the first ball that came into our box. I think it was the only shot Oldham had in the first half and they scored from it.

“It gave them something to hold onto, but for the remainder of the half, we had total domination.

“We had quick, intricate play – maybe the pitch let us down a couple of times and then our lack of technical ability let us down.

“We just need to be ruthless because if we were ruthless today, we win easy.”

“We were really positive in the first half and then came out in the second half in the same manner. Oldham just couldn’t deal with our system and the way we were playing.

“Again, it was total domination and they just couldn’t get near us, but then the game became a little bit easy for us – we started to take an extra touch and slowed it down and were getting caught.

“All Oldham do is boot it long and hope for a second ball or a set-piece or a long throw.

“They scored from a mistake, which is a killer blow, because I thought we were just about to weather the storm.”


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