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A Good Response


18:46 18th February 2014

Improved performance from kids after heavy defeat.

Mick Halsall was pleased with the response of his players as they took a point from their home game with Sunderland following a heavy defeat at the weekend.

The rearranged midweek fixture came just three days after the Molineux youngsters had been on the wrong end of a 4-0 scoreline at Middlesbrough.

Mick confirmed: “The players responded well to the information given to them after the last game. They pressed from the front as a team much better than they had done on Saturday and were looking to steal the ball further up the field. 

“After the first ten minutes had passed by, I thought that we became the better side in the first half as we kept the ball well and moved it on quickly at the right time. 

“I felt that we started brightly again after the break and took the lead with a header from Ryan Rainey (pictured) after a good cross from Declan Weeks.

“We maintained the lead for a short while but then the game evened itself out and Sunderland grabbed an equaliser.

“I thought that some of our players should have done better as individuals and could have prevented the opposition from moving the ball up the pitch as quickly and as easily as they did.

“We then had a header cleared off the line after Regan Upton found some space following a right-sided corner kick.

“Reflecting on the game and taking into account what we have produced in our last four fixtures, once again the big failing was the lack of creativity from us as a team.

“However, as their coach it is pleasing to see and know that the players are continuing to show a very good attitude in working hard and keeping going even when, at times, the games become difficult. 

“And I know whoever we select they will continue to maintain this train of thought for the remainder of the season.”

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