THE FINAL WORD: LAW SO PROUD OF PLAYERS
Tuesday Dec 4, 2012
PRAISE FOR ROSS KILLOCK
Alfreton Town boss Nicky Law was proud of his players following their excellent showing against League One opponents Leyton Orient in the FA Cup with Budweiser second round.
He reflected: "I said before the game that I thought it was crucial whatever the result, win, lose or draw, that we came out of this at the end as a group of people and as a club with credit and I think we have done that.
"I think we have put a great show on today for both sets of fans and the neutral. We have put a good show on for the people watching on ESPN and we have done ourselves proud and I think we can go out and hold our head up high."
"We have dominated the game from the start and had a 15 minute spell where it cost us then we have domninated again. I think we came out second half and dominated.
"We got caught at the end but you know, we were having a go for it then.
"All in all it was positive but the higher you go the better decisions you have to make and unfortunately, if you analyse the three goals [in 11 minutes in the first half] they are poor goals. The first one Theo Streete's got it and can play forward and he turns and passes it back and next minute they have scored from it. The second one we have the chance to go through the challenge and they end up getting a corner. The ball comes in, they get a flick on and we have lost out man for the second.
"It was just disappointing in the nature of conceding the goals, but we have gone toe-to-toe with a Division One side who have just won five on the trot so we haven't shamed ourselves, we have put in a good peformance and for a little bit better decision making and a bit more luck I think we could have won it.
"The first 15 we knew what we had to do. We came out and got it forward and got hold of it and passed it down the side where we knew we could get in. We scored one, we hit the bar and had another couple of good chances and we could have possibily have been 3-0 up."
"We have hit the bar four times, post once, scored twice and at 3-2 they have a great block on the line, that goes in, I fancy us to go on and win it.
"It was difficult second half. They are wasting time after five minutes slowing the game down and I am disappointed that we didn't get any help in that department but such is life, you know if we had done the same and got away with it I don't suppose I would have been complaining so I am not going to!
"I can't speak highly enough of the players. I think we have done the Blue Square Bet Premier proud as well because people will realise now it is a good standard of football.
"We have taken probably the in-form side in Division One and put them to the test and with a little bit of luck we could have won that but we haven't and it is important now that we get don't let that affect us and we won't do."
Law also lauded praise on young Leeds United central defender Ross Killock's efforts.
"I thought for an 18-year-old lad who has had several front teeth knocked out 12 days ago and then go and have dental treatment on it and then have a brace put on his teeth and have a gumshield made and then turn up today and declare himself to play I think speaks volumes about a young kid of 18.
"I thought he played like that as well today. I can't speak highly enough of him and we will certainly look to be increasing his loan."