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Scott Golbourne Post Portsmouth

24 March 2019

Scott Golbourne reflects on Town's loss to Portsmouth.

Shrewsbury Town were unable to secure a win at the Montgomery Waters Meadow yesterday afternoon.

The day’s visitors, Portsmouth, managed to score a goal in each half to secure Kenny Jackett’s men three points.

Scott Golbourne admits his team were disappointed with the result and feels the Shrews could have done better.

“We feel a little deflated to be honest,” said the defender. “Purely because the amount of chances created was very good.

“It was a good performance level but we didn’t get anything from the game. The second goal deflated us a little bit.

“We did have chances fall for us and we knew with our level of performance that chances would fall.

“We are disappointed but we will dust ourselves off and get back to it on Monday.

“Their goalkeeper made a few good saves in fairness to him. It’s disappointing not to have gone ahead.

“It would have been a big factor in the game if we had got the goal with the momentum.

“They changed shape a few times to try and cope with what we were throwing at them.

“I think we played some good football and created chances – we just couldn’t capitalise on them.”

Scott was frustrated with the goals conceded and feels his team need to be better defensively.

“We need to keep the scores at zeros and ones,” said Scott. “That’s where we need to be to give ourselves a chance.

“As soon as you’re two down in any game it’s going to be difficult, especially against a good side.

“The manner of the goals conceded was disappointing. Every goal you concede is disappointing.

“You always feel with goals conceded that you could always do something about them.

“Unless someone strikes one from 30-yards out – you accept that. Anything else, there is normally a mistake involved.

“There was definitely that today and we need to minimise that moving forward to give us a chance of picking up points.”

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