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FOOTBALL: Missed opportunity again for Spalding United

Matt Varley
Matt Varley

Spalding United boss Chris Rawlinson felt frustrated after their first goalless draw since September.

But he remains confident that the Tulips will soon end the search for an opening win of 2018.

They remain 15th in the Evo-Stik South after six games without a victory.

However, a series of missed opportunities proved costly in the stalemate with Market Drayton Town on Saturday.

Rawlinson said: “It was so frustrating as we created countless chances and they only had a couple of shots.

“It was one-way traffic in the second half and they went down to 10 men.

Defensively, we look solid but we’ve got to start turning draws into wins by taking our chances. It’s simple stuff!
Chris Rawlinson

“Defensively, we look solid but we’ve got to start turning draws into wins by taking our chances. It’s simple stuff!

“We started well and it felt like we would win comfortably. “But there was a 20-minute spell in the first half where we stopped working and the levels dropped because it was quite easy creatching chances.”

Danny Brooks – who was signed from Lincoln United after a loan spell at Holbeach United – made his debut as a half-time substitute.

Rawlinson added: “He did really well and he’s a big addition for us.

“Matt Varley was named man of the match so it shows we did well in midfield.

“We needed a bit more luck in front of goal.

“A win would have been massive but losing that game would have been horrendous.

“We have games in hand so we need to make them count. We won’t panic and there is no lack of confidence around the squad.”


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