Yeovil Town striker Sam Williams spoke to BBC Bristol reporter Rob Scanlon after the 2-0 defeat at Charlton Athletic on Saturday 20th February 2010.
RS: Sam, commiserations. Unfortunately, it wasn't a happy return to the city of your birth.
SW: Yes, I did actually play for Charlton for seven or eight years as a youngster, so I was coming back here, hoping to nick a goal and hopefully win the game. But it was difficult. They scored and we went flat for a bit. I think we created chances, including two myself that I'm really disappointed with that I should have scored and maybe that would have changed the game. But we've just got to tighten up in certain areas and hopefully push forward.
RS: There were a couple of clear-cut opportunities both on your left foot. You forced good saves from the keeper, but maybe it was a bit too close to him?
SW: Yes, it was tight with defenders around me. They were great balls in for me, and like you said they were decent chances and nine times out of ten I'd be looking to score them, but they were good saves. I have to look at myself to be finishing those chances.
RS: If you'd got that goal, then with Charlton without a win in five, an early goal could have put pressure on them and been really effective.
SW: Definitely, we were looking to get an early goal and put them on the back foot and hopefully their crowd would go against them and we could push on from there. But it didn't happen like that, though it never happens that a game goes the way that you want it to go. But we'll just have to look forward to Walsall now. I know it's a really bad pitch and we're going to have to tighten up everywhere and try and get a point or hopefully nick a win.
RS: It's all good experience for yourself and Dean Bowditch. You're 22 and Bowditch is 23. You're up against (Miguel Angel) Llera who 30 and has played in La Liga and (Christian) Dailly who is a full Scottish international.
SW: Definitely, we're playing against good players. We're playing against teams like Charlton, Norwich, Leeds and against international players with their stadiums, and some of them are Championship teams with Premier League players. So Yeovil come to a team like this and no-one expects to win. But in ourselves with the team that the gaffer and Jonesy has built, we do expect to get a result in every single game. It's just a little bit of fine-tuning of things that we need to do to get these results. Maybe it is a bit more experience that we need, but it is all a learning curve.
RS: Is the home draw with Gillingham looking a little more costly now?
SW: Well yes, the Gillingham was a difficult game. We went into that game knowing that it was not a must-win game, but that it was a great chance for us to win. We didn't play well that day. The pitch is really bad at the minute. But playing the Colchester game, we went into that one to win as well. We actually played better against Colchester and we didn't get a point. Football is like a rollercoaster, so hopefully we can nick a few wins in the next few games.
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