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Reaction: Raglan on Oldham

19 April 2019

Charlie Raglan felt Cheltenham's first half disallowed goal should have stood following his team's goalless draw with Oldham Athletic on Good Friday.

The defender was involved in the incident that led to referee Ben Toner denying the Robins a goal that could have proved to be the difference, in what was the first goalless draw at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium since September.

"I've not really done anything - he's got in front of me, good defending not letting me get across him, but he's put it in his own net. I've not pushed him or anything like that," Raglan said when speaking to the press after the match.

"If he deals with it then everyone says 'great defending', but he put it in his own net, and I thought it was a fair goal. No one else really reacted apart from me so that probably went against us, but the ref had made his mind up and we had to move on pretty quickly."

Overall there was little between the two teams as the Jonny-Rocks basked in sunshine at the start of the Easter weekend.

Raglan felt it was a difficult task for him and his teammates to break down a resolute Oldham set-up, as the Robins made it nine unbeaten at home.

"They set up what looked like quite a defensive formation with a plan to hit us on the break," he added. "They had pace up top that we always had to be aware about. It was up to us to break them down and we didn't really get the ball moving as well as we have done in the past.

"Lately I feel like we've played against teams who have done the opposite where they've come after us. But we have to be a team for all occasions and all weathers. Today they had different tactics and we just never really got going. 

"Tough conditions with the heat - obviously it's the same for them - we just found it difficult. On the plus side for all the plaudits we've had recently we haven't really kept many clean sheets - so a clean sheet is definitely a positive."

Watch more from Raglan's post-match interview above on iFollow.

The on loan Oxford United man will be aiming to be part of the Robins group that lines up at Morecambe on Easter Monday in a few days time. Kick-off for that game is at 3pm.

Then the final home game of the season sees Swindon Town come to Cheltenham on Saturday 27 April. Kick-off is at 3pm and tickets are available to buy for that fixture online here.


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