Keeper saves late penalty
Scott Davies admitted he was ‘just doing his job’ after the goalkeeper pulled off a series of superb class saves to earn his side a draw against Oxford on Saturday.
“That’s what I’m there to do” Davies commented
“Obviously I’m pleased (with my performance), I’d have been more pleased if I’d have kept a clean sheet but it’s a good hard earned point against the league leaders” Davies admitted.
The 26 year old was on hand to keep out former Stoke and Reading frontman Dave Kitson with a diving save from point blank range whilst also saving a penalty took by former Cod Army player Danny Rose.
“I spoke to Danny after the game; he took one against me for Newport and scored, the gaffer has given me all the research and he’s scored one this year in the same corner so I had an idea where he was going and it’s all about taking a gamble as a goalkeeper and hopefully it pays off.”
Davies was by far the busier of the two keepers, especially in the second half as they held off the Oxford onslaught admirably up until the final few seconds, and although obviously upset about the result Davies admitted it was a game he enjoyed.
“Those sort of game, because we’re a good team they pass you by but I had a lot to do, it was a game I enjoyed.”
“I’m sure the manager would much rather if I had nothing to do but it’s a good point that maybe we wouldn’t have got a few weeks ago and I think you’ve seen a different side to us today a side that was resolute and put bodies on the line and if you take that going forward along with the qualities we have got going forward we’ve got every chance of being successful."
Town were heading back to the top of Sky Bet League 2 up until the stoppage time leveller by Kitson sent them back down to 7th, however Davies believes positions at this stage aren’t important as he reflected on his sides start to the season.
“Before today we have won 5 out of 7 and if you’d have said to me at the start of August we’d be two points off top going into December I’d have snapped your hands off.”
“We’re happy where we are. We know we could have probably done a little bit better but we will learn from that as we go into the second half of the season.”