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Max O'Leary Post Lincoln City

12 January 2020

Max O'Leary reflects on Town's 1-1 draw with Lincoln City.

Shrewsbury Town welcomed Lincoln City to the Montgomery Waters Meadow this weekend for the latest Sky Bet League One fixture.

The game was decided by penalties, as both teams converted a spot-kick to earn a point.

Town goalkeeper Max O’Leary felt the result was a fair reflection of the contest and feels Town applied themselves well during spells. He said: “I think it was a fair result in the end. We thought we played well in the first-half and put in a good performance.

“We conceded an early goal in the second-half and that kills your momentum a little bit. When you’ve been playing well, it’s a bit of a kick in the gut really. We struggled a little bit after that.

“’We started to create a bit more. We had to be patient around their box to try and find that opening. We shared the points in the end and it was probably a fair result.

“You always want to concede as little goals as possible. It’s still all to play for in the league. We want to win as many games as possible; it’s a tough thing trying to turn those draws into wins. We haven’t lost since we have gone in front this year.”

Max admits The Imps’ penalty changed the dynamic of the game and was disappointed he couldn’t make the save from Tyler Walker’s spot-kick.

“They had a decision go their way and they capitalised on that,” said Max. “It’s always tough to take because we want to win games. We feel we were a bit hard done by for their penalty. We have come out with a point so we will just move on from that.

“Their player has got into a good position and felt the contact. He’s gone down and the referee gave it. We have to just take it and move on. It was a good penalty in the end. I thought I knew where he was going to put it. I went the right way but it was a good penalty.

“I had a bit to do in the second-half but not too much in the first. If I have nothing to do, it means the team are doing their job right when I’m not busy. I’m there to make saves and help them out when I can.”


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