07:00PM, Thursday 10 August 2017
MAIDENHEAD United should have got at least a point from Tuesday’s 2-1 defeat against Wrexham, said assistant boss Sam Lock.
He felt a draw was the minimum the Magpies deserved after dominating 60/70 minutes of the contest at York Road and carving out the clearer chances.
Dave Tarpey opened his account for the season with a well-taken goal but sloppy defending allowed Manny Smith to head home from close range in each half.
“We got punished for making mistakes, but I thought for 60/70 minutes we were the better team,” said Lock. “At a minimum we deserved a point.
“We conceded two similar goals, both headed goals and as a defender you’ve got to get in front of the man and win the header. We’re disappointed because they’re isolated events.
“We’re looking at the game and thinking how many shots did they have, how many chances did they create?
“Well they didn’t so it’s a bitter pill for us to swallow.
“But it’ll be a steep learning curve for the boys and the best thing about this league is there’s another game on Saturday so we’ll go again.”
Lock added: “I thought we played some good stuff.
“We were pleasing on the eye.
“You wouldn’t have thought they were the full-time side and we were the part-timers who train for a couple of hours a week.
“In that respect we matched them all over the pitch.”
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