Gary delighted with Wingate fightback

Greensnet Editor
Thu 16 Oct 2014, 18:42

Gary McCann was delighted with the fightback at Wingate & Finchley on Tuesday evening.

He said, "After the disappointment of the weekend and the changes we were forced to make, when we went 3-0 down we could have folded, but I was delighted with the response.

"We were poor in the first 30 minutes, but in the final hour we were superb. If had a little bit of luck we might have been ahead at half-time.

"Our defending for the first two goals wasn't good. Although the crosses were excellent, we could have done more to stop them.

"The goal from Max McCann was very important because it got us back into the game immediately. After the penalty and red card, I thought we were in complete control.

"I said to the players not to let the half-time break upset our momentum - though it came at the worst possible time for us. And we got straight back in control.

"The winning goal may have been a bit lucky with the deflection, but we thoroughly deserved it. Unfortunately for Ryan Palmer, it was definitely an own goal.

"Brendan Hazlett made three or four very good saves, including the one in the second half from Leon Fisher, and it pleased me the way he put behind him the mistake he made for the third goal. Another good thing about winning the game is that we have an extra game to give the squad members more minutes of playing time and some of them need it."