Sam Ricketts reflects on Town's 2-1 loss to Plymouth Argyle.
Shrewsbury Town were unable to secure three points on the road against Plymouth Argyle this evening.
Despite scoring a second-half penalty and pulling back on level terms, Town were unable to take any points away from Home Park.
Sam Ricketts was disappointed with the result and was frustrated with the home side’s late goal.
“That penalty was a bitter pill to swallow,” said Sam. “We didn’t start the game well.
“But the character the lads showed to finish the first-half and turn the game on its head was pleasing.
“I thought we played some really good football and got ourselves into some really good situations.
“We just have to be more clinical. We were just missing that final pass, that final action or the final shot.
“We just weren’t clinical enough and that left us open to them breaking at the other end.
“I haven’t seen the penalty decision back, but it did look like a clumsy challenge in fairness.
“We should have dealt with the first ball better. We just needed to be more clinical and take our chances.
“Some of our play was really, really good despite the game being really end-to-end.”
Sam was happier with the second-half and praised his player’s character for showing a response in the second-half.
“The desire to turn the game on its head and the effort from the players was excellent, it really, really was,” said Sam.
“I am just gutted for them due to the fact we didn’t get anything from the game.
“We showed the character in the team and the desire and belief was there.
“We are capable of playing good football, but we need to convert that into wins – it’s as simple as that.
“We got ourselves into really good situations but we just didn’t make that count.”