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Maamria: "Losing hurts"

14 October 2018

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Video & Quotes from the boss following Stevenage's third defeat of the season...

  • On a tough one to take...

“It is always hard when you lose in the last kick of the game. It was a good game of football, both teams battled really hard in the conditions. A draw would have been a fair result.

“Unfortunately, the goal came from a couple of mistakes where we failed to clear the ball. We clear the ball from a dangerous area, and then second clearance we miskick it. The lad, to be fair, finished it brilliantly.”

“Second half was very scrappy from both teams, I think the wind conditions played a massive part.

“They are a good side, and very good at home. Losing hurts, no matter what. We do not like losing, it does not matter who against. It is a difficult place to come, and we deserved a draw today.”

  • On a good recovery after conceding early goal...

“It was a brilliant finish from Matt Dolan. Edge of the box, volleyed it top corner, you cannot do anything about that.

“Then we managed to get back in the game. We got a hold of the ball and kept good possession in their half. We deserved our equaliser, it was a great goal.

“Second half was scrappy from both teams, and looked like it was going to be a draw until the last kick of the game.”

  • On a difficult second half...

“They had the wind, we knew they would in the second half. We knew their game is all about set plays and long throws.

“The biggest disappointment for me today was the amount of free-kicks we gave them, it was ridiculous. That is their only threat, and what did we keep doing? From the front, from their goalkeeper, we kept giving away free-kicks and the ball goes into our box. That was my biggest disappointment today.”

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