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The Opposition View - Aldershot Town

The Opposition View - Aldershot Town


In the wake of yesterday's 2-2 draw with Aldershot Town at Adams Park, here are some views on the game from the Shots' manager Dean Holdsworth and a few of their fans.

Commenting on the first-half, Holdsworth told BBC Surrey: "For forty-four minutes I was a very happy man, but for one minute I was very disappointed and I was joined by another eleven disappointed men at half-time because it was one-all and a lapse in professionalism and concentration had cost us."

"Not long after the restart, we found ourselves behind, but give my lads credit, they showed exactly the same character as they've done before and got at least what they deserved from the game."

The Shots' boss then tried putting the result in context.

"When you read the team sheets, it doesn't say anything about finances, it doesn't say anything about money, and it's not an excuse or a reason, but you look at some of the clubs we've played against and the size of the clubs, and when you see that Wycombe can afford to put Ainsworth on the bench, and Pittman, you realise that we're against a club which is expected to go up this year."

"It gives us good confidence that we can go up against anybody away from home. The top three - is there a massive gap? - No, for the first forty-four minutes we bossed the game."


The Shots' fans thought their team thoroughly deserved a share of the spoils.

The following extracts are taken from Shots Talk and BBC606.


Joe Ninety wrote:
'A good match. I feared that it would be a feisty encounter but both teams played football in an entertaining game.'


Jim Royle wrote:
'I thought today was certainly the best away performance I`ve witnessed this season even though it was a game we should have won in the first 40 minutes. We were so superior in our play, but we couldn't capitalise on those half-chances or great approach work, and sure enough we paid the price as usual.'


Young Shot wrote:
'Good points - A decent result and one we deserved. Brilliant Luke Guttridge free-kick. The Travelling support was awesome. Bad points - Another draw! But considering who we were playing still a good result. The stewards seemed very over-the-top to me. The amount of Wycombe players falling over and staying down, only to get back up again 2 minutes later and be perfectly fine. The ref taking ages to penalise anyone for fouling McGlashan. I think it took about 5 fouls before he took any action.'


Jimmy Giles Fan Club wrote:
'Full credit to Deano for his substitutions today. Betsy was having it too easy second half and Straker did well when he came on and closed down that avenue. All in all a good result. Yes another draw, but hey, they are in the top three.'


richnjulie wrote:
'A very good game of football and a fair result. Halls and Gutts ran the centre of midfield for large portions of the game, Plenty of effort all round and Gutts nearly nicked 3 points at the death. Great team effort and well worth the trip.'


Chalkie wrote:
'Today saw us achieve 15 draws in a season. This beats our previous best of 14 draws in a season. If we can take nothing else out of the season, at least we can say we witnessed history in the making.'


hammotherec wrote:
'A draw was a fair result, the old cliche it was a game of two halves being appropriate. Aldershot's excellent first half (bar the sloppy goal) was hopefully a sign of things to come. Wycombe's second half was a sign of good character.'


Match Blogger Rob wrote:
'Thought the lads showed great character to come back into it, when many would have written them off at 2-1 down. Thoroughly deserved the point and could easily have left Adams Park with all three.'


Lost Shot wrote:
'Good game played on an awful pitch. Just a shame we couldn't take all 3 points away from that horrible club.'


Next Game: Barnet v Wycombe - Tues 8th March - 7.45pm



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Writer:Len
Date:Sunday March 6 2011
Time: 1:12AM

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