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Elliott reacts to the away defeat to Oxford

26 April 2023

Cheltenham Town head coach Wade Elliott gave his thoughts on the 4-0 defeat to Oxford United after a fustrating evening at the Kassam Stadium.

"I am just a bit frustrated. I thought the first half, there wasn't a lot in the game. My own opinion is that it's a foul for their first goal," said Elliott to the press after the match.

A collision occured between Robins defender Ben Williams and opening U's goalscorer Tyler Goodrham, however referee Will Fennie saw no wrong doing in the build up to the goal in the first half.

"We asked them to go out and chase the game in the second half. We want the right thing for the league and everybody else, so we went out and chased the game, but they have good players on the counter who can pick you off and we give up a cheap goal for the second and then have a little spell where we are a little bit too open."

The home side scored three second half goals in a spell of 13 minutes to pick their first win under the Liam Manning era, a period of the game which has played a vital role in the defeat.

"It's difficult to summarise the whole performance because that 13 minute spell has been so pivotal in how the game has played out.

"I think we might have grown into a little bit more, but we've had a spell in the second half where we've shipped three really soft goals and it's changed the whole dynamic and perspective of the game."

Watch Elliott's full post-match thoughts from yesterday's match at the Kassam Stadium over on iFollow.

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