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Gaz: We reacted well to setback

27 November 2013

Gareth Ainsworth says he was encouraged by the way his side responded to Exeter City’s equaliser during Tuesday’s 1-1 draw at Adams Park.

Steven Craig gave the Wanderers a ninth-minute lead, but the visitors levelled 10 minutes from time through Alan Gow.

Blues regrouped well with Matt Bloomfield, Matt McClure and Max Kretzschmar all having late chances, but the Grecians ultimately held on for a share of the spoils.

“All too often you see teams, when they are 1-0 up, concede late on and they concede again because they are really under pressure and dropping deep,” said Ainsworth.

“I thought it was great that once we conceded we got to grips with the game and we were the ones forcing to try to get the winner. How the ball stayed out at the end I'll never know.

“We created so many chances in that last 10 minutes. We were definitely the only team who were going to score at the end.

“It's frustrating we didn't take a couple of chances that fell to people and you think, I have seen him stick that in in training.

“You've got to take your chances in the box. They took theirs, we only took one of our numerous ones.”

Ainsworth added: “It frustrated me in the first half we had a lot of chances we didn't convert into goals but that's better than creating no chances and being beaten 4-0.

“If we started conceding early goals and not getting back into games that would be worse. Teams will have their spells when you're winning against them, they will throw everything at you - it's dealing with game management better.

“I'm not at all worried. I'm really positive and looking forward to the next game because I know a win's just around the corner. The lads are down because their standards are so high, they know we are close to something here.”


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