Jack Colback put in a solid performance yesterday, after having a rather quiet game (for him) at Hull City last week, and he scored his third goal of the season.
Jack Colback scoring after 74 minutes yesterday
The local lad from Killingworth had this to say after the 1-1 draw yesterday:
“We’ve got to manage the game better towards the end.” “We shot ourselves in the foot really in a game we probably didn’t deserve to win.”
“A draw would have been deserved for both sides but once you get in that position and look at the chances we have, you have to take the three points.”
“It’s two now in front of the Gallowgate End and it’s always a special moment.” “It came from Gabby when he came on. He was put on to stretch the game with the pace he’s got and it worked.”
“He put in Moussa and as soon as he laid it off I knew I was going to hit it.” “It’s nice to see it go in but sad that it’s not the winning goal. We have to see the game out but we didn’t manage it.”
“In fairness it was an unbelievable header at the end that only Crouch could score.”
Those are good words from Jack, and he’s right that if the game had been played out to a 0-0 draw without us going ahead with just 16 minutes to go, we would have felt a lot better about the point this morning.
We do have an excellent opportunity to put things right at Crystal Palace on Wednesday night, and then it’s a long 10 days before our next game at Manchester City a week on Saturday, so it would be good to get a (good) win on Wednesday night.
A defeat against Alan Pardew’s new club would be very hard to take – especially after what happened yesterday.
What do you think?
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