Date: 11th March 2015 at 5:02pm
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Caretaker gaffer Terry Skiverton was a happy man following our victory over Oldham at the weekend, but last night’s loss left him merely philosophical.

A three nil defeat to the clear League One leaders left our gaffer taking the positives, but content in the knowledge we were second best on the evening.

Speaking to the Western Gazette following the game, the main positives for him were the performances in the first half from the players because we matched them well in his eyes, but unfortunately second half they stepped up a gear, caught us cold and hit the three goals to consign us to another defeat.

‘I think first half it was even stevens, it was a tight game. Then second half we got caught cold and they came out of the traps flying and they scored that goal and then again shortly afterwards. When we make mistakes the teams at the top punish you. Sometimes you’ve got to hold your hands up and say on the night they were the stronger team. Quality’s quality and when you’ve got money to assemble a team and pick the best around you in League One and manage them well, then that’s what you get.’

Especially referencing their clinical nature in front of goal, compared to our own showings so far this season – with us only having one less shot on target than they did over the course of the 90 minutes, clearly if we can get a vein of form in front of the net, we are creating the opportunities to make life easier for us.

‘We haven’t been clinical enough. It’s been the story of our season so far. We created three really good chances in the second half that we didn’t take. We’ve got to dust this one off now and go into the weekend’s game confident and ready to go again.’

Moving forward Skiverton added that at the weekend we were six points off safety, and now we are only four away so we have to take confidence from that, inspite of last night, and keep on kicking on and try and turn this around properly now.

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