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Bond: "I thought we looked resolute and compact, and I thought we were difficult for Fleetwood to break us down."

6 April 2019

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Blues’ new boss Kevin Bond was keen to look at the positives after coming away from Highbury Stadium with a point from a 2-2 against Fleetwood Town.

The visitors took the lead through Harry Bunn’s smart finish before Ched Evans equalised after the break. Luke Hyam then put Blues back in front before Evans again levelled, this time from the spot.

And after the full-time whistle had been blown, Bond spoke to the press to give his thoughts on what he described as a “fair result” between the two sides.

On the draw…

The second-half was hard, in some ways, to watch. I thought we did really well in the first-half, played really well and deserved to be in front. Second-half, credit to Fleetwood, they come out and put us under pressure.

We weren’t as composed as I would have liked us to be on the ball. In truth we weren’t dominating the ball like I would have liked us to have done so, in the end, we weren’t playing as I like us to play.

Then we got ourselves in front with 10 minutes to go and then concede a penalty which, in fairness, looks like it certainly was a penalty. So overall, probably a fair result.

On a potentially vital point…

100%, we would have taken a point before the game. We don’t want to approach games in a negative way, but in reality, we probably would have taken a point before the game.

It’s disappointing when you’ve been in front twice [not to win] and the lads feel that really, but we’ve got to look at the positives.

On the positives…

I thought we made it really difficult for them to break us down and I thought we looked a threat. The two ends of the field that are most important, given the circumstances and the situation we find ourselves in with a lack of firepower.

I thought we created good opportunities for ourselves and might have scored a goal or two more on another day. I thought we looked resolute and compact, and I thought we were difficult for Fleetwood to break us down.


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