From Jacob Bedeau on the OWS:-
“It’s really disappointing, there wasn’t much in the game really and we have to be better second half and just stay in the game.
When it’s a scrappy game there’s not much quality in it, we have to make sure they don’t score and it ends 0-0. We take it and go back to Scunthorpe with a point. I think it’s unacceptable to let them score late on like that.”
Sorry Jacob but, as a supporter, what is unacceptable when playing easily the worst team in the league is having the attitude that ‘staying in the game’ and ‘making sure they don’t score’ is the way to go. Did the players not consider that ‘trying to win the game’ might be a better target?
He’s a defender, probably thinking about it from his point of view. His job is to keep them out, especially if nothing’s happening at the other end of the pitch.
Watching the goal again, it is bloody awful from our point of view. Two players getting in each other’s way on the left, Bedeau making a bad decision to then come across towards the ball, miles away from his centre back position, then Rowe slipping as he goes to close down the goalscorer. And Howard looking a bit slow to react to the shot.
You can understand why Bedeau would be annoyed about that!