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Crainey: The whole game was something we can learn from

26 February 2022

Interviews

Crainey: The whole game was something we can learn from

26 February 2022

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Head Coach Stephen Crainey spoke to the media after his side drew 3-3 away at Portsmouth at Fratton Park.

Fleetwood took the lead and then tripled it with goals from Anthony Pilkington, Harrison Biggins, and a rocket from Paddy Lane gave Town a 3-0 cushion but Ronan Curtis’ penalty gave Portsmouth a lifeline which they took where Marcus Harness and a goal in stoppage time from George Hirst levelled things up.

Here’s what he had to say:

On the match…

“We’re disappointed, it’s a tough place to come here at Fratton Park but I thought in the first half we were outstanding with three brilliant goals, their penalty was a turning point, and it changed the complexity of the game.

“Sometimes you get the penalty decisions against you, sometimes you get them for you, where today we were a little bit frustrated as we didn’t get the rub of the green in some moments.”

On the teams’ efforts…

“I thought we played some really good football, and I thought the three goals were justified, the whole game is something we can learn from coming to places like this.

“I am pleased with the group to come to a sold-out stadium and to give an effort of themselves, we will get a new game plan for Tuesday and will recharge our batteries so we can learn from it and go again, we showed good energy in the first half.”

On the fixtures ahead…

“We’re really looking forward to our games ahead, there isn’t much in League One, I say this in all my interviews if we go into games the way we know we can carry momentum.

“We have Wigan on Tuesday who are flying but we’re a really good side and we do show that and there’s no reason why we can’t get anything out of the game.”


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