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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Only One Team Was Going To Win It says Gray

Further to yesterday's comments from Morpeth Boss Nick Gray, here's another extract from the post-match press conference.

"When we were 1-0 down and the keeper pulls off a great save to stop it being 2-0, we were still in the game.

"They (the 20k Bulls fans) were shouting 'who are ya' but that was great for our team to get back in the game as they did, they've showed great character. 

"Our fans were fantastic, both sets were fantastic.

"The Hereford team did a guard of honour at the end - that sums up non-league football."

With the score at 3-1, it was possible Morpeth could have 'parked the bus', but they carried on pushing forward and subsequently scored a fourth.

"If we got the first and second goal to make it 2-1, we've got something to hang on to.

"At 3-1 it certainly wasn't game over, but I thought we were the better team second half.

"If it was 3-2, that goal could've changed the game. In the end my lads were wanting to come off and I was refusing them, but we had to make sure we got the 90 minutes."

Sirdic Grant hit the crossbar for the Whites midway through the first half, was this the catalyst in Morpeth's comeback?

"Trying to get information on that pitch is really tough, but I just kept saying 'don't concede, keep in the game' because no team can play 90-minutes being the strongest and then we got the goal.

"We dug in, and even when we were second we still worked hard and gave everything. And that digging in in the first half, has won us the second half.

"For me in the second half, only one team was going to win it."