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Dawson: Only one team was in ascendancy

25 November 2017

Kevin Dawson praised the character in the Cheltenham squad on derby day with Forets Green Rovers – but admitted the Robins were bitterly disappointed not to take all three points.

Midfielder Dawson returned after a three-game ban and was influential as Cheltenham took a point from a game they dominated for long spells at thee New Lawn.

Striker Mo Eisa was back among the goals for Gary Johnson’s men but, despite dominating territory and chances in the second period, they had to settle for a point.

Dawson said: “We got a bit of a shock with the first goal, but we showed great character to come back.

“We got back in the game and then there was only one team in the ascendancy and we had a lot of chances. We’re disappointed not to win.

“The gaffer got us fired us and the fans were brilliant. The boys were buzzing for it and everyone gave 110 percent.

“We knew how they would play and I felt we actually stopped them playing.

“We’re bitterly disappointed because we all feel we should have won the game. But it was a good game to play in.”

Cheltenham now have two weeks until they next play against Crewe at the LCI Rail Stadium on Saturday, December 9.

And Dawson is adamant the team use the time wisely for what is now a massive upcoming game in Sky Bet League Two.

“The break might do some boys good. We will work on things and the gaffer will have us in – we have to look at it as a positive rather than a negative,” he added.

“We’ve got to keep ticking over and Crewe is a massive game now.”

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