Yeovil Town right-winger Scott Murray spoke to BBC Somerset reporter Pete Simson after his side had been beaten 2-1 by Colchester United on August 15th 2009.
PS: Scott, that was disappointing today, but you came up against a very able Colchester side.
SM: Yes, they're a very strong team and I think they'll be one of the teams that will be up in the mix towards the end of the season. In the first half they've probably overrun us. In the second half, we were probably unlucky not to come away with a point, I think. So from the second half performance we can take a lot of positives out of it.
PS: They showed that devastating win against Norwich wasn't a one-off. They're quite pacey and hit you on the break.
SM: Yes, obviously they've got Kevin Lisbie up front who is very sharp. (Scott) Vernon today was very agile in the air and it works very well for them. I think is that the pitch was very dry today and they use it as much as they can to try and get the ball in behind. It sticks up and they get on the end of it. I think in the first half, we gave them too much space and they won too many second balls, but in the second half I thought we were probably the better team.
PS: It was a much improved performance in the second half and Obika and Smith came on, and who knows, in the end after Ryan Mason curled that free kick in, maybe you could have grabbed a point?
SM: Yes, I think we had a chance where Smithy was on the far post but it's hit the side netting. We were pushing on during that last 10 minutes or so looking for that equaliser. I think the lads can hold their heads up. After being 2-0 down after about half an hour, I think people were probably thinking about the Norwich game the week before, but we held our own in the second half, and there are a lot of positives to take into our game on Tuesday (at Exeter).
PS: You can learn a lot from seven days in football, can't you?
SM: Oh definitely. We had a great result on the first game of the season against Tranmere, and if anything the second half performance here was just as good. We've created a few chances as well against a very good Colchester team. As I've said, I think they're probably one of the top teams in the division, so to just lose 2-1 is a creditable result, although obviously we're disappointed at not getting the point.
PS: And the games come thick'n'fast as well. There's a local derby for you on Tuesday night, with Exeter maybe not a local derby you're used to, being a Bristol man. But it will be good for the Yeovil fans, nonetheless.
SM: Yes, I can't wait. I've got a lot of mates that play for Exeter, so I think I'm looking forward to seeing a few faces. But the main thing for us is to put one over them in our local derby.
PS: Anyone in particular we should know about?
SM: There's a few and obviously there is Marcus Stewart. There's a few ex-City lads like Alex Russell, Ryan Harley, Scott Golbourne, Joe Burnell and Paul Tisdale their manager who I have played with as well. There's one or two in there that I'm pretty friendly with, so it would be pretty nice to put one over them!
PS: So a lot at stake as far as you're concerned then Scott?
SM: It's more than a derby match for me. It's about bragging rights on the Wednesday and believe me if we win, I'm not the kind of man to hold back either!
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