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“We controlled the game for 44 minutes”

23 October 2013

Equaliser just before the break catalyst for change according to Ryan Woods

Ryan Woods was left disappointed at picking up only a point in the 1-1 home tie with Colchester after Town had dominated for long periods.

An equaliser just before half-time changed the outlook, and style, of the game after Cristian Lopez gave Town the lead early on.

“I think for the first 44 minutes we have completely controlled the game and we’ve been brilliant. I think we’ve passed the ball and looked like we were going to score more than one, but obviously it’s a sucker punch that they’ve scored in the 44th minute.

“I think they came out a lot brighter in the second half and they’ve had a go a little bit.

“He [Lopez] was due a goal anyway. He’s been playing really well for us and he’s deserved it. We started very well and we look as if we were going to push on and get more but it wasn’t to be.”

After controlling the game early on, Woods was frustrated that Town didn’t take their chances to kill the game off, and an improved performance from the U’s after the break made it tough work to even seal the draw.

“A second goal would’ve put us in a commanding position and maybe they’d of lost their heads a little bit – but it wasn’t to be.

“It took a lot of wind out of us to be honest because we’d performed so well. We still went in at half-time fairly happy because we’d played so well and we came out for the second half and we thought we could push on, but it was just one of those nights.
“They closed us off a lot higher up the pitch second half and shut the space down and came out to have a right go at us.”

Town now travel to Brentford on Saturday looking to return to winning ways, and Woods is dead set on returning to Shropshire with the points after a positive opening period against Colchester.

“We’ll go there and we’ll want to win obviously. We don’t go anywhere not wanting to win, but we’ll go there with our heads held high. It’s still a point here at the end of the day and now we’ll go there to win.

“We’ve got to take the positives out of the first 44 minutes, we’ve battered them in fairness. I think we definitely deserved a second goal and maybe even a third, but we’ve just go to be more clinical.

“We’ve only lost one by conceding more than one goal throughout the season, so it proves how tough we are to beat, but we’ve got to be more clinical in front of goal and we’ll see teams off.”

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