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We deserved so much more from FA Cup tie

PUBLISHED: 10:08 13 November 2009 | UPDATED: 15:13 06 July 2010

CHAPPO'S CORNER

SOMETIMES football bites you on the backside. The boys deserved so much better, from the FA Cup game at Wrexham.

They were fantastic.

CHAPPO'S CORNER

SOMETIMES football bites you on the backside. The boys deserved so much better, from the FA Cup game at Wrexham.

They were fantastic. We are so proud of their achievement to get to the first round and also their performance and attitude and the way they conducted themselves on Saturday at Wrexham.

Me, Ady, Flem and Dave Carolan are so proud of them. The whole squad were different class.

Unfortunately it just wasn't our day. There's a very thin margin between success and failure and between winning and losing. Everyone needs a bit of Lady Luck and on Saturday, Wrexham got it.

Yes, they had a lot of possession but they never opened us up. Our system worked perfectly and our preparation was perfect. The performance was fantastic and we caused them problems and with a little bit of the rub of the green we could have got the result. At the very least we deserved to bring them back to the Crown Meadow.

A big mention to the supporters; what a fantastic turnout. I had a lump in my throat when I got off the coach as we arrived at the ground and also coming out onto the pitch.

We could hear them banging on the stands when we were in the dressing room. They were vocal all game. The behaviour was first class and they did everybody proud and a big thank you because they made such a difference to us.

When you walk out on that pitch and you've got our supporters singing, cheering and clapping, gave me a lump in my throat and I'm not the only one.

It's great to be joint manager of Lowestoft Town on days like that. We can't praise the club enough.

The preparation was Premier League standard and we've got to thank chairman Gary Keyzor and the committee.

It was just sad to go out in that manner, but we couldn't have asked any more of anyone.

We moved on in the League Cup against Ilford on Tuesday. It gave us an opportunity to get back on the field and get the lads' minds focused again.

Good sides bounce back and that's what we did. We started a bit slow and sluggish. The boys had a bit of a gee up at half-time. They knew they hadn't performed, but all credit to the boys yet again. They got it together and second half they just dominated.

They showed a lot of character to come back from 1-0 down and win 3-1. We deserved it and they couldn't live with us.

Now we look forward to league action. We've got an important run of league games now and we must make sure we're on it.

We've got Wrexham out of our system now by bouncing back on Tuesday.

Now we move forward in the league and we've got to perform on Saturday. We've got a tough encounter at Enfield. They're doing well and are a good footballing side.

It's going to be tough. We've got to concentrate on ourselves and make sure we're right and start catching up on our league games.

We need to get some points on the board to get back up where we should be.

We're looking forward to it. We only had one league last month because of the cup run. That was fantastic but we've got to focus on what's ahead.

There's a lot still to achieve and a lot we're still aiming to achieve.

It's an exciting few weeks to Christmas now with midweek games coming thick and fast so we're going to be playing a lot of football.

We'll make sure we do our jobs, put in a shift and try to come away with the result we want.

Micky Chapman was speaking to Jon Redhead


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