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Greaves: “Maybe a draw would have been fair”

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Danny Greaves calls for his side to be more clinical in front of goal, after his side lost 3-1 to Harrow Borough this afternoon.

The Robins slipped to their sixth defeat in the Southern League this season, as they conceded three in consecutive weeks.

Kane Simpson managed to bag his fourth of the season which only proved to be a consolation, as they conceded three goals in a matter of minutes at the start of the second half.

The game ended with Boro’ taking the points back to North London, Greaves was thought his team were left hard done by with today’s result.

Greaves said: “A defeat was very harsh when reflect on it, maybe a draw would have been fair. Even if it were 3-3, people would have called it a fair result.

“We’ve come away and counted it, we had ten shots on target, so their keeper’s probably came away with man of the match for them

“That five minute spell at the start of the second half killed us, three good goals from them, we could have done better being ultra-critical but yeah we’ve come away with a 3-1 defeat again.”

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He added: “We’ve had a number of really good chances. We’ve been saying it for a couple of weeks now that we need to be more clinical, and that’s not just the forwards.

“We’ve haven’t scored from a set-play this season, but had more than enough good chances to score from them and haven’t got players in the right areas.”

Marcus Mapstone passed a late fitness test to start against Harrow, but might struggle ahead of Tuesday’s game trip to Wimborne. Ryan Bath and Kris Scott also picked up knocks during today’s match, adding to Greaves’ injury worries.

Greaves said; “We’ve got to try and patch everyone up and get ready for Tuesday. He (Bath) will be struggling, and Maps (Mapstone) will be struggling as well with his hamstring. We also had to take Kris Scott off as he had a dead leg.”

The Robins remain in 17th place in the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier South table, just two places and four points off the drop zone.

Looking forward, Danny Greaves’ men travel to South Dorset on Tuesday night. They will be hoping to get their first win on the road since the 3-1 win at Merthyr Town in August.


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