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Ben Godfrey Post Lincoln City

9 April 2018


Ben Godfrey Post Lincoln City

9 April 2018

Norwich Loanee reflects on Final defeat

Shrewsbury Town midfielder Ben Godfrey was bitterly disappointed that Town weren’t able to get that first Wembley victory against Lincoln City on Sunday.

An Elliot Whitehouse goal proved to be the difference between the two sides as Town struggled to deal with the physicality of their opponents.

Speaking after the game, Ben held his hands up and felt Town weren’t quite good enough.

“The better team won to be honest”, admitted Godfrey.  

“We didn’t show what we were capable of today and first-half that’s all it took. They made it ugly and fair play to them, the better side won on the day.

“We didn’t quite get going. They turned it into their game, how they wanted it to go, their tempo, very direct and we didn’t stand up to that.  

“Its inches in football and it only took one set-piece for them to be lifting the trophy at the end of the game. We are all massively disappointed.”

However, Town can’t afford to have a hangover and Godfrey is looking to bounce back away at Bradford on Thursday night.

“We should be disappointed but we won’t be broken by it and we’ll be encouraged to get back on it on Thursday”, said Ben.

“The season overall you can take massive positives from and, as I said, it won’t break us, we will be back on Thursday and hopefully pick up the three points.

“We’ve got to take it game by game and try and pick up those points because come May 5th there’s a lot at stake and hopefully we will be in a good position.

“We’ve got a good chance to bounce back (against Bradford). It’s a massive game against a team that again will be difficult to play against. They have a bit of a poor result at the weekend, so they will be fired up and we will be raring to go as well.”

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