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Hurst gutted after draw with Rotherham

2 March 2013

Midfielder says Blues are bitterly disappointed not to have held on for three points

Kevan Hurst was left disappointed after Rotherham snatched a late equaliser to deny Blues all three points at Roots Hall.

Hurst had opened the scoring with a stunning strike, but a late goal from Johnny Mullins earned the visitors a point.

The midfielder insists Blues can’t afford to let winning positions like that slip away if they are to get back in the play-off hunt.

He said: “We’re gutted. All the lads are really disappointed that we haven’t won the game today after leading with just a few minutes to go.

“When you’re winning at home with just a few minutes to go you really need to be seeing the game out and not letting teams back in.

“If we are to get back in the hunt for the play-offs we have got to make sure we win games like that and hold out.

“We’re all disappointed with the goal because it was a really scrappy one to concede, we know we should have kept them out and picked up three points.

“Rotherham are a very good side and will be right up there for promotion, so a 1-1 draw isn’t the worst result in the world.

“But at this stage of the season it’s important that we are winning these games and getting back in the play-offs.”

Hurst’s goal was something special, and it came with just under 20 minutes remaining. The midfielder was delighted with his strike, but also admitted Blues’ failure to score in the first-half is a concern.

“I was only made aware of that earlier in the week and it’s quite a frightening stat when you look at it,” he said.

“To be where we are when we are only really playing for 45 minutes is quite impressive but it’s not enough.

“We need to improve and get a goal in the first-half. I was delighted to get on the scoresheet, but at the end of the day we’ve not won the game so I’m ultimately disappointed.” 


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