LAW: WE HAVE GOT TO BE POSITIVE
Sunday Mar 22, 2015
Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law was left to rue poor decisions and a lack of finishing edge for his side only finishing with a draw against Chester on Saturday.
“It almost feels like a loss really. You can’t say too much can you, but it is the usual star of the show (syndrome) isn’t it?
“It is a blatant foul up in the top corner (on Jake Speight). The referee is straight in line with it, it’s two arms in the back (for) the foul, and you can rightly say well there is a lot that has gone on after that but you don’t get to that point if the referee and the linesman see the blatant foul up in the top end. Everyone in the ground can see it.
“That said, it (the game) should have been over and done by then. Jake Speight has got through and hit the keeper, Karl Hawley has a good chance. We have only got ourselves to blame really.
“Jake has only been on five minutes and has had two chances, one-on-ones with the keeper. He maybe needed to be in the game a little bit longer to have maybe got up to speed, but he got there.
“He got in and got two chances and unfortunately he couldn’t put one of them away. If one of them had been put away then I am sure that would have been the game over.
“We are disappointed but again it’s another point gained. Give them credit, they came and played good attacking football and they have got players that get into good areas, they open you up and we have had to work hard for that (point).
"To have some close and yet so far really, we are disappointed. We have got to be positive, it is another game unbeaten and another point on the table. "
Law agreed that Tom Shaw's 22nd minute strike which put the Reds in front was of the highest order.
“To have scored a goal of that quality and only got a point out of it does seem a shame. Tom has got that in him and that was a real top class goal.
“If that was anywhere other than here, in the Premier League, it would be all over Sky, the rest of today and all day tomorrow, it really was that good a goal" ended Law.