Comeback character pleases boss

The gaffer reacts to Harrogate point…

JOHN EUSTACE understandably pointed to the character of his squad after Harriers twice came from behind to draw at Harrogate on Tuesday night.

The reds were twice behind on the night, not least to Simon Ainge’s 90th minute header.

But two goals form Joe Ironside – including one even later than that – and a fine team showing sent Harriers back home with a deserved share of the spoils.

Eustace reflected on the 2-2 draw and commented: “I am very proud of the efforts and I thought we deserved to win the game to be fair.

“I was really pleased with the way we played football and it was great character to come back after conceding such a late goal.

“They had a few chances in the first half, but so did we – in the second half I thought we shaded it and, as I say, I am really proud of the efforts because [Harrogate] are obviously a good team.”

There seemed to be controversy around the home side’s opener with a clear offside call missed.

….it was great character to come back after conceding such a late goal.  John Eustace

Eustace accepted those calls went against his men at the CNG Stadium but wouldn’t be drawn on going any further than that – preferring again to focus on the work-rate and endeavours of his team.

“I thought both of their goals were dubious.

“But the referee has a job to do, and we’re disappointed with the decisions but we get on with it, because that’s football.

“To show character and come back twice against a team second in the league is good.”

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