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29 December 2013

Manager Graham Westley said today's defeat at Bristol City was in stark contrast to the disappointing defeat at Colchester on Boxing Day, telling Boro Player the result didn't tell the whole story of the game.

Whilst admitting his side didn't defend well in the early stages of the 4-1 defeat at Ashton Gate, saying the first two goals were "poor defensively", the gaffer took heart from the team's second half performance.

"We got ourselves in a difficult situation and lesser sides could have buckled," he told us.

"In the second half there was a tremendous response from the team. Roarie Deacon could have scored - the goalkeeper saved brilliantly away to his right. Luke could have scored - we hit the post. Then two quick goals really against the run of play put us in a really difficult situation at 4-0.

"But even then the spirit and the fight of the team shone through. I thought we got stronger as the game went on, we kept taking our game forward, we certainly deserved the goal we got and could easily have got more. 

"19 shots to 10 and 10 corners to two, probably says everything about the way the team went about things in the second half.

"You get results that sometimes don't tell the whole story and I think today's result probably doesn't tell the whole story."

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