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GW ON OXFORD DEFEAT: MENTALITY AND REACTION DISAPPOINTING

31 January 2015

Manager Graham Westley was a disappointed man after his side fell to a 2-0 home defeat to Oxford this afternoon.

He told Boro Player, “One of my biggest complaints at half time was that we were almost lacklustre in the way you go about the game. Sides come here expecting us to go and attack them, expect us to go forward. I don’t think we had a shot on goal in the first half. I was really disappointed, I didn’t think they came with any intent but I thought we were poor in the first half. 

"I thought we improved after half time, the two young lads coming on added a little bit of initial energy if they both got a little lost in the game, which can be expected when you’re giving young boys league football. They had a little bit after half time and then it was a moment of disorganisation at a set piece. Silly set piece to concede, we talked about the importance of set pieces at half time, earning them at one end and not giving them away at the other. We then gave up on our organisation. 

“The mentality and the reaction was disappointing. Certainly it terms of where we’ve been you can see we’re missing the Marriotts, the Petts, obviously Deano carried on for as long as he could do but he was struggling to be out there. In the Marriotts and the Whelpdales you could see those boys weren’t there in our attacking threat, the potency we had wasn’t on the pitch.”

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