Gary Bowyer was frustrated to leave Shrewsbury on the wrong end of a 1-0 scoreline, having watched his side denied a ‘nailed-on’ penalty.
Fine margins were always going to dictate a game where both teams cancelled each other out for long periods, yet Shrewsbury’s winner came just 90 seconds after Kelvin Mellor appeared to have been tripped in the box.
Speaking post-match, here’s what the manager had to say…
It was a battle; the two teams cancelled each other out a little bit. We’re disappointed to be leaving with what we’ve got, which is nothing, because we felt that we had a nailed-on penalty. We’ve looked at it again, and Kelvin has said their lad has said that. That’s a little bit how our luck is going at this minute in time, with injuries and decisions like that. It’s a nailed-on penalty.
Bright start to second-half but poor goal to concede.
The first-half was like a nothing event and there wasn’t much in the game. We set up to come and counter on them a little bit, and we had three good opportunities without producing an end product on it. In the second-half we came out and started the game ever so well and from that we have a couple of chances, we have the penalty that’s not given, and then 90 seconds later it’s a soft, soft goal.
We’ve limited them to one shot on target all game and it ends up in the back of our net. It’s not good enough.
They’re hurting us at this moment and we’re going through some suffering, but it’s something we’ve got to change.