Date: 12th March 2014 at 9:44pm
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Manager Mike Jackson has said that despite seeing us fight from a goal down in the match against Crawley, he believes our second half performance should’ve merited a return of all three points last night.

Speaking to the Official Site after seeing Paul Parry grab us a share of the spoils in the game, Jackson explained his frustration.

‘Yes I am, on the performance that we put in during the second half I think we should have taken all three points. Fair play, Joe Anyon has made a fantastic save right at the end and if that had gone in it would have been a killer especially after the chances that we had. It’s frustrating that we didn’t win but the reaction in the second half and towards the back end of the first half was good.’

That of course doesn’t excuse the fact that nobody appeared to have turned up for much of the first half and it would be remiss not to appreciate that we could’ve been far more than one goal to the bad at the half time break, but the introduction of Jermaine Grandison and whatever was said at half time certainly did do the trick.

Jackson himself says he didn’t really say much other than a bit of encouragement for the players to believe in themselves and to stop sitting back waiting for something to happen, go out there and make something happen, but he knows that’s a byproduct of the season we have with people being nervous and anxious of trying too much for the fear of making a mistake.

On that score, our second half performance should certainly be a tonic moving forward, it’s just a shame we didn’t have the boost of an extra two points to boot.

Jackson also hinted that he may well be diving into the loan market again in search of a right back, because he knows exactly what Ryan Woods gives us further forward and he proved that in the game when moved up from right back, so ‘we have to use him in the right way, maybe it’s time that we go and get our own right back.’

To finish his after match interview off, he also picked out a few other obvious players for praise such as Grandison and goal scorer Parry, but he also thought it was a concrete penalty shout when Joe Mills was blocked off in the box, but not having been awarded one all season again it’s a pointer towards the luck we are having.