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Unlucky Not To Get A Replay - Slade

Town boss Russell Slade after the narrow 1-0 defeat in the Emirates FA Cup First Round.

4 November 2017

TOWN boss Russell Slade believes his side were unlucky not to come away with something from the 1-0 defeat to Plymouth Argyle in the Emirates FA Cup First Round on Saturday afternoon.

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Match report for Plymouth Argyle vs Grimsby Town on 04 Nov 17

4 November 2017

Speaking after the game, he said: ''I thought we acquitted ourselves really well.

''In the first 10 minutes, I thought we got a grip of the game and were functioning well and moving the ball well and Plymouth at that stage hadn't caused a threat, but Carey with his first bit of work has got them in front and that's been the deciding factor at the end of the day.

''Second half, as the game went on we were a bit slow to unwind, but we grew into it and put them under pressure.

''Woolford's had a chance, we might have had a penalty near the end and could've won the game no doubt about it.

''Did we deserve to get something out of it? The answer is yes but you've gotta be ruthless in the final third and that was maybe the difference today.''

On the deciding goal

''Paul Dixon should've defended it better, he could've nailed him outside of the box and stopped it and we flagged that up before the game.

''When you flag things up sometimes you expect your players to deal with those situations so there was two or three occasions where he's danced around him far too easily.

''That's something we're gonna have to be better with in the future.''

On what he can learn from playing higher opposition

''Well, the thing with us at the minute is that we're resolute, resilient and we're not leaking many goals and  it was just the one goal today.

''There's just too many goalless games for us at the minute so maybe in both boxes we've showed we have to improve but between the two boxes there was very little between the two sides today.

''We moved the ball around as well as they did, if not better and looked like we knew what we were doing and were a threat. 

''We just let ourselves down with the last bit of play at times.''

On applauding the away fans at the final whistle

''They are loyal supporteers that have come down and supported us in the first round of the FA Cup.

''It's a 600 mile round trip or more so you know, we have to show our appreciation.

''Its important and we definitely did appreciate their support today.'' 


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