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INTERVIEW | 'Frustrating day all round' - Murphy

Striker talks after unbeaten run comes to an end

6 October 2019

Yeovil Town’s unbeaten run came to an end on Saturday after a frustrating afternoon in Hartlepool. 

Despite Rhys Murphy bagging an an equaliser in the 90th minute, the match didn’t stay level for long with the hosts claiming the victory just a minute later through Jason Kennedy. 

Speaking to YTTV, goalscorer Murphy wasn’t happy with the team’s performance:

‘It is incredibly frustrating, you think you’ve got a point, it's a tough place to come, long journey and then to give them the game like that it’s very frustrating.’

‘It’s been a really frustrating day all round, we didn’t perform how we come to expect. We’ve all worked really hard to set a standard at this club, a really, really good standard and we dipped below that today.’

Despite losing their seven game unbeaten run, Murphy thanked all the fans and wants them to stay optimistic.

‘That’s what I want to be doing, as a striker, I want to be scoring goals in front of the fans - who’ve made an incredible effort to come all this way. We really appreciate all the fans, they have been fantastic with us this season, both home and away. 

‘We all appreciate the time, the effort, the money they're spending to come and see us. They’re a noisy bunch and we really do appreciate them coming, so it’s nice to give something back to them. 

'But to then go and give the game away like that in front of them, it’s disappointing. But, we go again, we take the positives from today, because there were some and we also focus on the negatives. 

The Glovers now face Woking on Tuesday night in the National League, Murphy said it’ll be a tough game for the team:

‘It’ll be another tough game, we'll be battling for ninety plus minutes. They’ve had a good start to the season, flying high from last season and scoring lots of goals, I believe.’

‘Today was frustrating as we’re on a good run and everyone is riding high, but these things happen and you know it’s not going to last forever, but we’ll dust ourselves down and go again.’

'Hopefully it’ll be the kick up the backside that we need to make sure nobody thinks we’re above our station and we’ll be working as hard as we can to make sure we’re back on track for Woking.’


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