Ryan takes the positives from the draw with County
Town continued their unbeaten home form with a hard fought draw against Newport County AFC at the Greenhous Meadow. It was another game of two halves for Town with the second seeing the home side create a string of chances to that the 3 points.
After the game ShrewsWeb spoke to midfield Ryan Woods for his take on the afternoon's game:”It was a very frustrating afternoon, we were poor in the first half and that can't happen.
“We all say how much of a good team we are in the dressing room, we are a good team there's no doubt about that, but we really have to start games better.
“We had a real good go at the end at the end of the game and should have won it.”
The first half was a frustrating 45 minutes for Town who never really got going and it took a half-time change in formation to counter County's formation. After the restart though Town looked much better and had chances, a penalty shout and a what looked like a header over the goal line from Ash Vincent:”We started playing our football in the second half there and started creating chances.
“What we need to do though is start to convert some of these chances and start scoring goals.
“It turned a little bit hectic towards the end there especially with the sending off and all the chances.”
There were a number of questionable tackles and challenges during the game with referee Handley producing a number of cautions. Just after 80 minutes he produced the games first red card for County's Andrew Hughes:”They ended with ten men behind the ball and made it really hard for us to break them down.
“That's what you expect when a team lose a man but we still managed to create some chances.”
The game turned into a good battle with Micky Mellon changing his midfield to have Woods, Wesolowski and Griffith in there after the half-time break. This seemed to have the desired affect with Town having the better of the second period:”It's something we had to because of their formation and the way that it was working.
“The changes did work as we started to get on the ball a bit more and started playing our own game.”
The positives from the game were Town picked up another point, kept a clean sheet and the unbeaten home run going:”Those are positives and the fact that we are still undefeated at home which is always a pocv sitive.
“It's good that we know that all the sides who come here are going to set-up to try and take something from the game but we know we are more than capable of taking the 3 points at home.
“We now go into Tuesday's game with Norwich looking for nothing else other than a victory.”