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The Opposition View - Scunthorpe United



Following yesterday's dramatic 1-1 draw with Scunthorpe United, here is some reaction from both managers and the Iron faithful.

Caretaker manager Russ Wilcox wasn`t too despondent despite the injury time equaliser. ''We're not too downhearted. You have to look at the bigger picture, it's ten points out of twelve.''

''The only downside was we didn't see the game through. It was 37 seconds over the six minutes allocated and there was a blatant handball in the middle of the park which the fourth official went into his earpiece and told the referee about. I thought the idea of that was for them to work as a team but obviously it didn't work that way today.''

Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth admitted the last gasp equaliser to secure a draw felt like a win. ''I thought that the lads probably deserved it, with ten men we worked really hard to get something at the end and chucked everything forward. Matt Ingram saved a few chances and kept us in the game.''

''Josh Scowen's red card, I've had a right go at him, I think he's reckless, I think he's stupid getting sent off. It feels like a win but I'm very angry because we had chances in the first half we didn't convert and we had some bad decisions with some people,'' he said.

''Two big players injured and a suspension. But this is football and I love my job. I'll be in on Monday morning trying out how I`m going to do things against Northampton.''

The Scunthorpe fans had some varied opinions on both the game and the officiating.

The following extracts are taken from the Scunthorpe FootyMad forum and Twitter.

@mickhind7 said: ''Equaliser 7 mins into injury time... Iron punished for not finishing the game off with Wycombe being down to 10 men for last 20 odd minutes.''

Sanfran said: ''If we had taken advantage of the extra man we would have won. Can't imagine Russ is very happy.''

angusmecoat said: ''Against a poor team out of form, against 10 men, we should have been able to play on for as long as it took to secure the three points. Poor result this, how much has really changed? I suspect nothing has. Not good enough.''

Leightonr said: ''I think we could all see their goal coming - why did we sit so far back when they had 10 men! We are not very good and Wycombe are terrible.''

Steadyiron said: ''Should have beaten them easily. Midfield passing and decision making was poor today. We did not take advantage of the extra man. In the last ten we failed to concentrate and work hard enough to finish them off. Goal was against the head but always a likelihood when you don't take your chances. That's football.''

Bucksiron1 said: ''Yes, unbelievably frustrating to give the goal away right at the end but Wycombe didn't fold. They scrapped for the goal - much bigger and better teams than us have suffered the same fate against 10 men. I must have been at a different game - I don't think we sat back at all and their keeper made a couple of good saves.''

Lakesman said: ''I stopped my watch in total for 7 minutes for the Wycombe injury so the extra time was warranted and we can't grumble. We played well I thought away from home, the defence was well organised and with a bit more aplomb in front of goal we could gave come away with three more points.''

Brianiron said: ''Would have been happy with a point at the start of play but it felt like a defeat at the end such was our superiority. Winnall was unlucky with a couple and if the ref's watch hadn't stopped and his contact lenses hadn't fallen out in stoppage time we would have got another well earned 3 points. In addition, why did he leave the injured Paris CH on the playing surface for 4 or 5 minutes when he was inches from the goal line.''

BannanaSkin said: ''Holding the ball in the corner of the pitch with over ten minutes to go is not what I call going for a second goal. Ridiculous tactic.''

Forgotten said: ''Did anyone who went to the match see the hand-ball that RW was complaining about (leading up to their equaliser)? The Wycombe manager has acknowledged that they were lucky to get away with it and Russ also reckoned that the 4th official spotted it.''


Next Game: Northampton Town vs Wycombe Wanderers, Saturday 21st December 3pm




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Writer: Dale Jenkins Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday December 15 2013

Time: 2:08PM

 

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