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GW: NOT GETTING THE RUB OF THE GREEN

23 February 2014

Boro were left to rue missed chances as they fell to defeat on Saturday with manager Graham Westley telling us he felt like his team didn't get what they deserved on the day.


"It came against the run of play. We had a very strong period of pressure, Darius had the chance and the keeper made a good save. It can happen when you’re down there, you don’t get the rub of the green.”


After Posh took the lead, Boro hit back immediately as Charles found the net but to everyone’s disbelief, it was ruled out for offside.


“Unfortunately we’re splitting hairs about a decision and the split of the hair went against us. You look at the footage and you can see Darius come back out, his feet are in-line or just onside but the linesman managed to see it the other way.


“I think we’ve got plenty of quality in front of goal. I don’t think you can accuse Charles, Freeman or Zoko of lacking in quality. 


"I think sometimes when a team are so desperate, working so hard to try and dig themselves out of a hole, players maybe show a bit of desperation when they should show a little bit of composure.


"We’ve got to make sure mentally we’re in the right state to bring some more composure to our performances and deliver the clinicality it’s going to take to get us out of this mess.”


Skipper Jon Ashton was adamant that the team's form would change and it’s about being more consistent over the full length of a game.


“We feel like we can win every game but were not showing what were capable of on a consistent basis. We’ve showed over the last few games that we can match the top 6 sides but were not showing it over 90 minutes.”


Darius Charles was in the thick of it on Saturday, having a goal ruled out for offside and seeing another effort saved by the opposition keeper, just prior to Posh taking the lead.


“It was disappointing. I felt like I did everything right, I got the ball out my feet, had my shot and I was convinced it was going in. It was a good save but I would back myself to put that in the net.”


Next up it's Crewe at home on Tuesday night as Boro attempt to put things right in front of their own fans. Tickets are cheaper in advance so log into Boro Tickets and save yourself some money.




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