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🎞️ Michael Jolley Post-Mansfield Town Press Conference

Grimsby Town manager Michael Jolley says his side deserved more from the game after the Mariners lost 1-0 to Mansfield Town

5 October 2019

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Grimsby Town manager Michael Jolley says the Mariners deserved more as they lost 1-0 to Mansfield Town in Sky Bet League Two at Blundell Park.

Krystian Pearce scored in the 96th minute to give 10-man Mansfield all three points and deny Town of a three-game unbeaten run.

But Town boss Jolley felt that his side deserved at least a point from the game.

Speaking on iFollow Mariners, he said: “I thought our performance was good overall.

“I thought we were the better team for most of the game – certainly the first half I thought we were the better side.

“After the sending off, they camped in and made it difficult for us and tried to frustrate us, which they did.

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“But still right up to the end we were trying to win the game, and of course if you can’t win the game then you need to make sure you don’t lose it.

“But we didn’t deal with that set play at the end so we’re very disappointed with that.

“But I still felt we did enough in the game to win it. We didn’t create loads and loads of chances, but there were balls going into the box.

“Ahkeem Rose flashed one across the face of the goal, which we were close to, and in the first half James Hanson had two or three good situations to score.

“So I think we put enough into the game, but it just didn’t fall for us today.”

And Jolley hopes that winger Max Wright’s thigh injury isn’t too serious, after he was forced off in the first half.

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He said: “He’s done something to his thigh – we need to work out exactly what he’s done to it.

“He was in some pain and he said he felt something in his thigh so we’ll have to wait and see how it settles down.

“Max was a loss to us. He was giving us good with and penetration on the sides, and once he went off it was more difficult to get that.

“Moses Ogbu is not really a natural wide player so that was a bit of a square peg in a round hole.”

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