Glovers boss Steve Thompson couldn't hide his disappointment after MK Dons pulled the ultimate sucker punch by scoring with the last kick of the game in a 1-1 draw at Huish Park last night. Steve answered the following questions on the match after the game:
Qu: Steve, so close but yet so far.
ST: Yes, we played well tonight and created quite a lot of chances again but we had the sucker punch right at the end. They just pulled bodies into the box, it fell to one of them and he smashed it into the top corner. That is just the way things are going at the moment.
Qu: In the second half you were up against the elements as well.
ST: Yes, there was a strong wind blowing although obviously we had the benefit of that in the first half. Although that said it did seem to get a lot worse in the second half. We were just bitterly disappointed in the end. But again the positives are that I think we have been the better team and I don't think anyone would argue with that tonight but we just can't seem to get that win at the moment.
Qu: In the first half one of your best chances was when Kevin Gall got through but the keeper made a fine save early on.
ST: Yes, there were chances from a corner and from a free kick. Jevo had two chances. Yes, we've had chances in both halves but we haven't converted enough of them. It looked like the one goal was going to be enough but in the end the ball gets fired in the top corner. That is the way things are going at the moment.
Qu: It doesn't matter whether it is three minutes or thirty minutes of stoppage time - you've got to play to that whistle haven't you?
ST: Yes, you have. But there is always a chance when you pile all those bodies into the box. The ball can drop and when someone hits it like that there is always that chance.
Qu: It's difficult conditions for keepers as well in those packed areas.
ST: Yes, although there was no way Wealey could have saved that one - it flew in the top corner. From where I was sitting it looked like it flew in the top corner so I don't think you can attach any blame to the keeper for that!
Qu: No, I was more meaning that overall tonight it was pretty freaky conditions.
ST: Yes, I thought we played well and played some good football in the conditions. The pitch was still good. The conditions weren't overly bad. The wind was a bit swirly in the second half, but I'm just disappointed to have conceded right at the end there.
Qu: You got some bodies from the bench on - was that to shore up and protect a bit?
ST: Yes, although Paul Terry got a slight injury so that's the reason why he came off. But yes, you try and make changes to shore it up a bit.
Qu: This takes you into two away games now. You'd obviously like to go into those on the back of a win, especially with some difficult times on the road now. It was great support this evening at home. They did get behind you and you asked for that.
ST: Yes, I thought the support was fantastic. I thought we played well. We got the goal that we've been searching for. It looked like it was going to be enough, but right at the end the goal goes in. But there isn't an awful lot I can say there.
Qu: At the end of the day you can say it's stopped the rot hasn't it? I know it feels like a defeat but you have stopped that bad run haven't you?
ST: Yes that's one thing - it has stopped those three defeats.
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