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MANAGER: A well worked goal

Paul Simpson on Ryan Edmondson's fifth of the season

5 December 2022

Club News

MANAGER: A well worked goal

Paul Simpson on Ryan Edmondson's fifth of the season

5 December 2022

Ryan Edmondson held his position to perfection on Saturday afternoon as he ghosted in behind the central defenders to glance his fifth of the season into the bottom corner.

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The delivery from Owen Moxon was a peach, with yet another set-piece training ground routine bearing fruit for the Blues.

“It was a good well-worked goal,” manager Paul Simpson agreed. “We worked on set plays on Friday and on trying to gain that two against one situation.

“We talked about it, and we asked them to be brave even if it was a two against two. We knew we’d get opportunities with Callum Guy on the edge of the box.

“Gibbo and Mox were patient, they stayed on the ball, and it’s a really good delivery. I think it was their left-back or somebody on the far side who played Edmo on, but he’s finished it really well and I’m pleased he’s getting goals now.

“He’s managed to get himself another one. Hopefully there’s more to come from all over. It was a well-worked goal, but I don’t think we did enough for the rest of the game to deserve a win out of it.”

Explaining the variety of corners and free kicks on show at the moment, he told us: “It’s the work we do on the training ground, the preparation that goes into it.

“I thought second half we had another few little opportunities, there was one where Callum just overhit the pass.

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MANAGER: The point was probably the fair result

4 December 2022

“But there’s a little bit of imagination. We can set it up, but the players have got to be brave enough to execute it out there.

“We were very close to being more effective, even the ball at the end, their goalkeeper made a really good save when he tipped it away at the end.

“I suppose in that sort of game you just need that little bit of luck, or luck for us, unluckiness for them, but it didn’t happen. To be honest, we could still be playing now and I’m not sure we’d score another goal.”

For Ryan Edmondson, it was two goals in two goals and another predatory finish.

“If you’re going to be successful you have to have two strikers who are smashing goals in, and you have to people chipping in from around elsewhere,” he said. “We have had that this season.

“We didn’t get it in this game. We had some strikes from the edge of the box where we’ve created that half chance.

“I just think we’ve got to work the goalkeeper more. I can’t think of many times in the game where we’ve really tested their goalkeeper from shots or finishes. We’ve got to improve on that.”

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GALLERY: Sutton

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The ending to the game, with just four minutes of time added, brought with it a sense of frustration as it became clear that the point was the most that was going to come out of it.

“It can be frustrating when you see four minutes go up, particularly with the amount of stoppages there were, that was difficult to understand,” he said. “There’s no point in complaining about that, it isn’t going to change anything.

“The referee wasn’t responsible for us not winning the game, so let’s not go down that route. We have to take responsibility because we didn’t do enough to win it.

“I do think that more time can be added on in games, but having said that, if we’d have been winning I’d have been quite happy with four minutes.

“I can’t have it all ways, the referees have got a really difficult job to do, and unfortunately it was us who didn’t do our jobs very well on this occasion.

“The confrontation, I don’t know who it was, but somebody had Hunts round the neck and he was thrown to the ground. I don’t condone the reaction, it’s happening too often and we have to show better discipline.

“I think there was a frustration because they made it a real stop-start game and there were times when they were going down injured, when maybe they weren’t.

“There was a lot of time wasting and all that sort of thing, and I suppose in a way you’d probably expect a bit more than four minutes, but we didn’t get that. Saying that, with how the game was, probably the best thing was to get that whistle blown, get it done, and let’s move on.”


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