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Sam Ricketts Post Portsmouth

23 March 2019


Sam Ricketts Post Portsmouth

23 March 2019

Sam Ricketts reflects on Town's 2-0 loss to Portsmouth.

Shrewsbury Town were unable to secure any points against today’s visitors Portsmouth.

The away side managed to notch a goal in each half to send them back down south with all three points.

Sam Ricketts was disappointed with the result and feels his team should have taken their chances.

“I thought for the first 30 minutes we were very, very good,” said Sam. “We could have been two nil up and it would have been a fair reflection of the game.

“We needed to score in those moments but we conceded a soft goal. for three quarters of the game it was us pushing Portsmouth back.

“We were the ones asking the questions and we were playing the majority of the game in their half.

“Individual errors really just affected the last 15 minutes. We deserved to be one nil down, but even with that we fancied ourselves to get something from the game.

“The second goal killed the contest really, which was disappointing because I thought the performance was good – we just lacked the finishing touch.

“I think we should have been better in one or two moments after Grant was brought down. But for the majority of the performance, we were good.”

Sam was still pleased with the effort from his team and hopes to see that desire in the coming games.

“We just need that ball to fall for us,” said Sam. “They made an unbelievable save onto the post.

“We had players just miss crosses where they couldn’t get a foot on it. We had other good chances where defenders got blocks on the line.

“We just need something to go for us. We need rewarding for when we play well. If we had been two up at half time, no one would have disputed that.

“We are fighting with virtually the bottom half of the table. All we have to worry about is our team and us.

“If we play like we did today, I’m sure we will get the points that we need.”

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