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JJ: The boys kept believing

Joe Jacobson says the Blues never gave up against Doncaster.

15 January 2019

Joe Jacobson has credited the character in the squad for their phenomenal late comeback against Doncaster on Saturday, though admits that the 3-2 victory wasn’t without its flaws as the Blues had to battle back from a two-goal deficit.

It was the left-back’s deep free-kick that led to Paris Cowan-Hall’s winner and the pandemonium that followed, and – speaking to Bucks New Uni’s James Snelling afterwards – Jacobson says he and his team-mates know they can’t fall into the same difficulties in future.

“We showed great character,” he said. “After the run we’d been on, losing four in a row and going two goals down, I think you have to credit the boys for still believing and going on to get a great result.

“We had a gameplan and we started off solid, but a few long balls caused us problems that we didn’t with too well. Today masks a lot – we got the victory, but made a few mistakes and need to make sure that doesn’t happen again.”

The result leaves Wanderers 13th in the table and within 20 points of their overall target of achieving 55 points to secure survival in their maiden season back in League 1, and Jacobson believes the team can pleased with their progress throughout the season, particularly at Adams Park.

“It’s always the case when a team gets promoted that it’s a step up and you’re playing against better teams and players with better quality, so if you make mistakes, they will hurt you. It’s up to us to learn about this and limit their opportunities.

“We’re in a decent position in the league and we’d have taken it at the start of the season. There are positives to take; we’ve scored three goals at home and won the game, and now we hope to kick on again.

“Our home form has kept us where we are in the table, and if we keep picking up points at home then we’ll be fine. The fans get right behind us and we’re pleased to give them something to cheer about, so hopefully they’ll keep coming back and we’ll keep giving them performances and results like that.”


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