Date: 22nd December 2014 at 5:46pm
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Manager Paul Tisdale has said that he can’t grumble at our narrow loss to Stevenage at the weekend as it was just one of those days where the ball wouldn’t go in the net for us regardless of how hard we tried or how close we got.

Two penalty shouts waved away, their keeper in good form and when we did beat him the woodwork coming to their rescue more than contributed to the one nil defeat, and speaking to the Official Site Tisdale said he couldn’t complain given how well we played and we just have to chalk that loss, and the loss of our unbeaten run, down to football and the way games can twist.

‘We played really well, I can’t grumble with the way we played. We turned an opponent that wanted to stop us playing and make the game stop start, we turned a pitch that was very difficult to play on, we turned all sorts of things our way, and made good out of it. We played some really good football and created good chances, especially in the first half. But at nil nil, you run the risk of something happening and it did. the ball was squirmed in, there was a bit of pressure, and somehow it went in the back of the net.’

Tisdale goes on to say that really he has ‘very little criticism’ for the side given their performance across the 90 minutes and under the ‘conditions’ he felt we did really well, so whilst it’s disappointing to lose the game and lose our nine game unbeaten run, he can’t be too down because he knows if we replayed the game now and everything happened in an identical fashion at some point one or two of our chances would’ve gone in, as that was the only thing missing from our game.

‘We’ve played very steadily and effective football. We have been efficient and highly motivated, and there’s no reason why we can’t do that going forward. That doesn’t mean we’ll go another nine unbeaten, but it’s symptomatic of a side that’s going to pick up points. We need to go into the next game not hurt anymore than just a point. If it costs us a point then so be it, but let’s hope it doesn’t cost us any confidence or belief.’

With Christian Ribeiro unable to continue after picking up a knee injury, the gaffer also said he was hopeful that he wouldn’t prove to be too serious and he’s hopeful that he’ll be available again for both Cheltenham Town and AFC Wimbledon.