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Sunday, February 10, 2019

I Thought Gowling Was Fantastic Said Leamington Manager

Praise  For Josh Gowling From The Leamington Manager
Leamington manager Paul Holleran has spoken about yesterday's game against Hereford which ended 2-2.

"When Hereford went down to ten men we really got on top of the game," said Holleran as reported by the Leamington OS. 

"There were lots of balls going into the box. They put in some great blocks, put their bodies on the line. I thought Josh Gowling was fantastic for them today. 

"First half we were bitterly disappointed, we didn’t deal with the conditions at all well, Hereford dealt with them better than us, albeit there wasn’t a lot of quality in the game, but we’ll look back on the two goals we’ve conceded a will be disappointed. 

"The first one, we haven’t dealt with a bread and butter ball, and the lead up to the penalty…...we’ve just scored to level things up and we haven’t dealt with the situation well at all. We just needed to get in the dressing room, get settled down and the momentum was with us then, but even though the decision was harsh we’ve got ourselves into a mess. 

"At half time the emotions are running high then because there’s a big crowd here, it’s difficult for both sets of players today to get control of the game, but I thought what helped second half was that the wind died down and there was a lot more quality in the game. 

"Even before the player got sent off we were doing a lot more probing and pressing, I thought we managed to get on a lot better, we got in a lot more good starting positions, and when we managed to get Mikey Taylor down the middle closer to Colby and Reece it was a case of would it or wouldn’t it go in. We’ve had so many decent half chances and opportunities but we haven’t taken them, and fair play to them, they’ve shown great character and got a lot of blocks and challenges in.

"We’re disappointed not to get a third but when you’re 2-1 down and against the wind, we showed a lot of character. It was just disappointing that we didn’t turn all that possession into another goal."