Graham Westley reflects on the 1-1 draw at Crawley.
Three games, seven points. The fight for survival continues as Boro picked up a hard earned point at Crawley last night.
After leading for most of the game, Matt Tubbs' equaliser was tough to take, although the gaffer was pleased to leave with anything, after a second half in which Boro's goal lived a charmed life.
“I don’t know if we could honestly say we're disappointed it’s not 3 points tonight. Obviously disappointed in the sense that we looked to have them in our hands but let’s be honest they had chance after chance in that second half. We didn’t control the game, we went on the back foot, we looked leggy, we didn’t show composure in possession of the ball, we invited them on, they had chance after chance and they should have won it.
“If we’d have shown more clinicality we could have easily been ahead by that sort of margin (3 or 4) but you don’t take every chance do you, and we certainly felt that we could have had more than a goal advantage but equally in the second half let’s be honest they could have had far more than the one they got.”
The past week has seen Boro go three games unbeaten and although there's been a big improvement, GW knows the team can do better.
“I think there are a lot of lessons we can learn in the last week, I think we can be a lot better than what we have been in the last week. We’ve done a lot of good work to earn those 7 points and I think we all know we can be a lot better, lads are going to be fitter, lads will be fresher at the weekend, we’ve got home games to come and I think all of those give us a lot of reasons to win games going forward into March.”
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