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Gary reflects on FA Cup exit

Greensnet Editor
Mon 17 Oct 2016, 22:06

Gary McCann, when asked to express his feelings on the FA Cup defeat against Boreham Wood, said, "I have disappointment at the result, but great pride too. Our effort, application and diligence were all that I could have asked for.

"I think we gave a very good account of ourselves. But the difference between the two teams was that when we had a lapse in concentration, they were more efficient and punished us. When they had a lapse, there was always someone able to come in and make a block.

"They were that bit fitter/sharper than us, but they are full-time and that makes a massive difference. That said, I thought there were long passages when we more than matched them and that was a real positive.

"Their superior efficiency was at both ends of the pitch, but I was disappointed at the way we conceded the first two goals, although the strike for the first one was absolutely top class. If we had scored that equaliser through Casey just before half-time, and that was an outstanding save, it might have been a different game and we might have been able to ask more questions of them.

"If there was one real disappointment it would be that the atmosphere was lacking. It didn’t feel like an FA Cup tie."