TOWN boss Russell Slade felt his side were much the better side in the 2-2 draw with Colchester United at Blundell Park on Tuesday night, and felt that the goals the Mariners conceded were against the run of play.
Speaking after the game, he said: ''I thought we were by far the better side - we were just having to chase the game on two occasions.
''We were slightly on top before they scored their first goal which was a error by the keeper because it's gone through him, and we've had to battle back, which we did and got ourselves back in it, and then had two wonderful opportunities just before half time to go in with a lead which we deserved for me.
''In the second half, I thought we took control and then they scored again and we had to grind our way back in the game again and obviously eventually got an important second goal but even before that and after that there was a chance to go and get the winner.''
On a lack of clean sheets
''I said to the players that we've shot ourselves in the foot when we could've given a free kick away.
''We had the ball in our half when they got their second goal and if we'd have defended better and not let him cut inside then we could've maybe kept the back door shut."
On freshening up the side
''It was just fresh legs and trust in the whole group and the squad.
''I've got 20 odd players at the football club and it was JJ Hooper who came in that scored a great first goal, let's not forget.''
On Sam Jones' late equaliser
''It was vitally important to put that goal away.
''He's come on, he was ready to come on and do it and he's put it away for us, so I'm pleased for him.''
On Lincoln this Saturday
''In the last three games we've been pretty rock solid so lets go into it and enjoy it and embrace the occasion.
''It's gonna be a full house and it's a great one for the players to look forward to.''
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