“A much better performance” reflected a rueful Paul Davis afterwards “but it’s frustrating when crucial decisions such as the first penalty and the free kick which led to their opening goal don’t go for you.
But having said that we could easily have been two up at half time. We were very good on the break and should at least have scored one with Ravi Shamsi having the best chance in the first couple of minutes.
What really pleased me today though was that all the way through the players followed my instructions to the tee. Nuneaton are a good side with good players but they’ve not cut us open and it was two set pieces that cost us.
Yes we should have done better with the rebound from the free kick for the first goal and it’s those moments which are going against us at the moment.
People will say that things like that even themselves out over the season, but that doesn’t help me at the minute.
Apart from set pieces I couldn’t see them scoring. We’ve kept their dangermen quiet and I thought that Kai Woollard-Innocent up against Callum Powell was absolutely magnificent.
But again in the second half we didn’t seem to get going and I’ve just discussed this with the players and I’ve asked them to let me know why it is.
I genuinely think the players deserved better today. Sometimes it’s not all about results. Sometimes it’s about performances instead and ours was good here.
There has been a lot of negativity recently and rightly so, but today the players gave everything they’ve got and it was certainly something that can be built upon in the coming games.”