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We lacked enough quality to claim narrow win - Gaffer

26 December 2017

Frustrated Cheltenham Town manager Gary Johnson admitted that his side lacked enough quality at key moments in their 2-0 home defeat to Yeovil Town.

The Glovers won at the LCI Rail Stadium for the first time since 2007, as second half strikes from Omar Sowunmi and Jordan Green ensured the visitors left with three points.

"We needed to score with our pressure in the first half, but the quality of shots, crosses, corners and set plays was poor," said Johnson.

"They've been poor before, but that was very poor today because we needed to put the right ball in and we worked as late as this morning on those things.

"It's just down to the quality of the boys when getting the ball in and whether they can get on the end of it.

"I'm disappointed with our quality and I'm disappointed with our fitness near the end of the game. I think they finished stronger than us and a lot of times we finish stronger than the opposition."

Johnson also thought that Kevin Dawson's disallowed goal early on in the second half was the turning point in the match.

"In the second half the boys got a little bit frustrated and the game went away," he added.  

"When we scored the goal, which may or may not be offside, that was probably the turning point.

"If we had gone one nil up then they would try and catch us on the break because we had more play in their half than they did in ours up until the final 10 or 15 minutes."

"We're very disappointed but that's where we are and there's still 22 games to go and we've got to keep going."

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