20 February 2012

City Alerts - Lee's view on the Dover game

LEE'S VIEW on  Dover Athletic   3   Truro City   1

"We played really well and it was a big disappointment to come away with nothing, but that's football.  Last week we didn't put in such a good performance but still saved a point against Salisbury, and this time I could hardly have asked for more from the lads but it was all to no avail.
Marcus watched by Stevie Adams and Jake Ash

"I was particularly pleased to see them doing consistently well throughout the 90 minutes.  So often this season we have played well for 45 minutes and then gone off the boil.  At Dover, we were camped in their half for long periods and apart from the goals Ollie Chenoweth was rarely troubled.  Dover are pushing for the play-offs, but we were there to win the game and I got a lot of encouragement from the performance.

"I thought the ref did well and there was just the one contentious decision from our point of view.  Just before half-time, when we were 2-1 down, Scott Walker took a free-kick and one of their players leaned into it and handled, but the ref claimed he had not moved and the ball had struck him.  That's not the way we saw and it's not often you see all ten of our outfield players surrounding the ref, but that's the way it was this time because that's how convinced they were that it should have been a penalty.  If we had equalised at that point, then who knows how the second half could have gone."

Lee on goalkeeper TIM SANDERCOMBE:   "I originally ruled him out for the rest of the season after his knee operation, but he's had a scan and the result is encouraging and he may be six weeks away now.  But there's a long way to go and he has to be very careful with his recuperation, so I don't want to raise hopes in that direction.  It really is a case of wait and see."

Mike Truscott, City Alerts.

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