Yeovil Town midfielder Matt Dolan spoke to local journalist Chris Spittles, in an interview for BBC Somerset, after his side had drawn 1-1 against Leyton Orient on Saturday 19th December 2015.
CS: You looked solid and you looked set for the win there.
MD: Yes, obviously I think we played really well in the first half and I think wee took as lot of positives out of the game. But like you say, we've come off with a point, which is better than none. We would have liked to have got all three, but their lad (Jobi McAnuff) has got a bit of a strike on him, and it's tough to lose the points that way.
CS: Francois Zoko scored again. It's three goals in two games now, and he's getting better in every game, isn't it?
MD: Yes, obviously his fitness is going to come. I spoke to him at the start of the season about getting him down. I played to him last season, so I know what he's all about and he is going to go from strength to strength. So he's been brilliant for us.
CS: Zoko almost didn't come out for the second half. He took a nasty bang to the head in scoring the goal, didn't he?
MD: Yes, I think he's talked too much, because it's his jaw that's the problem! But yes, he's a tough cookie as well, so he was out in the second half, and he ran the line really well along with Shaun Jeffers, and then Ryan Bird when he came on. So yes, he did really well up there.
CS: Is there an acceptance that there's not a lot that you could have done about the equaliser from Jobi McAnuff?
MD: Obviously we knew that they were going to pile on the pressure in the second half, but I thought we dealt with that really well. We had chances during the first half and the second half ourselves. So we'll take the positives. Their strike has taken two points off us really, but we go again.
CS: Things are improving under Darren Way, but you need that win really, don't you? In total under both managers it's now fourteen games without a win.
MD: Yes obviously the three points is what we want. The win against Stevenage was in the cup. But we're going from strength to strength, and I think that's all credit to Darren and Terry. They've been brilliant. The gaffer has been fantastic since he came in and we're all together and in this as a team, so we're hopefully going to go from strength to strength now.
CS: Are you looking forward to the Christmas games now - you're next up on Boxing Day?
MD: Yes hopefully we can put together a mini-run. It's been a bit of a mini-run, bar that Oxford performance, which again was a good performance for ourselves. But if we put together a mini-run now, hopefully we can kick on and we've got all these games over the Christmas period to hopefully get those three points, and put a few wins together.
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