Date: 8th December 2014 at 6:23pm
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Manager Micky Mellon has said that although he saw plenty of improvement in our second half showing against Preston North end in the second round of the FA Cup, he was desperately disappointed to have seen us go out of the competition as he felt we had done enough to at least secure a replay.

Speaking to the Official Site after a single first half goal was enough to bring an end to our FA Cup hopes, the manager explained.

‘We were all over the place in the first half, but in the second half we passed it around superbly. We had pretty much total control of the football but maybe just didn’t have that bit of cutting edge or that bit of composure that was needed to get us back on level terms. A lot of people who watched the game would have to say that we were the better side in the second half. In the first half we never did enough, though.’

With Preston only getting past us once in the game, that was a source of disappointment for the manager as well as he knows we can defend better than that and he felt on another day we would’ve so to be punished in the way we were was frustrating, but again that’s what happens when you are as poor as we were in the opening half.

The manager also confirmed that midfielder James Wesolowski was substituted because he had tweaked his hamstring, so he’ll be assessed and hopefully it won’t be too serious a problem.

Fellow midfielder Ryan Woods himself said following the game that he felt the least we had deserved from our second half showing was a replay and another go at it, and he echoed the manager’s thoughts in terms of us not being at the races first half, but in the second half we were clearly the better side, we just couldn’t get that goal we needed.