Date: 19th August 2014 at 5:11pm
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Manager Rob Edwards has said he was deeply frustrated to see us lose a hard earnt lead against Shrewsbury and then even more gutted to see us drop a point.

Two late late goals got Shrewsbury back on level terms and then into a winning position after we had led from the first half, and speaking to the Official Site the gaffer admitted it was like a kick in the teeth at full time.

‘I said to the players that we need to get a bit fitter. I thought in the second half that we dropped to the edge of our box and then didn’t defend our final third well enough. We defended for a long time and you run the risk that if you defend for that long you’ll concede goals. To concede two was a kick in the teeth.’

Having been pleased with our first half showing, the gaffer wasn’t pleased with the second period and he admitted we just didn’t have enough play after the restart and when we did have chances to try and dictate the game, relieve the defending a bit, we weren’t tidy enough to keep the ball properly and we were just causing ourselves problems.

‘The players had to do more in the last 20 minutes. A number of times we had the chance to make passes, retain possession and get down the pitch and it didn’t happen. We need to find a way of getting over the line.’

Edwards goes on to thank the fans for their support as they were fantastic and he can understand their frustrations after a game like that because he shares them, but he knows we will get better as a team and keep improving and that game perfectly showed the fine line between three points and no points for him.