Richard Peniket on Gloucester defeat and Curzon this weekend…
By Matty Paddock - 15/08/2019
Posted 4 months ago
RICHARD Peniket is taking positives from Tuesday’s defeat to Gloucester as Harriers prepare to travel to Curzon Ashton on Saturday.
Harriers had to be in firm control after two early goals at Aggborough but were pegged back before the half-time break.
A controversial decision saw a second-half penalty put the game beyond the Reds, with Harriers spurning a spot-kick off their own in the dying moments.
Reflecting on a game Harriers ought to have won, the former Halifax man put the defeat down to sloppy goals and naivety.
He said: “I thought we had them right where we wanted them, they were struggling to get out and we were dominating the ball.
“It’s just two long balls that have killed us… it’s just frustrating to go in at 2-2, when we’ve been so dominant in the first half.
“I think the penalty is outside the box, so that’s a kick in the teeth, but we carried on dominating and got a penalty ourselves and created chances; it was just a real slog to get that equaliser.
“If we had have got that equaliser, I think we go onto win the game.”
Looking forward to the contest at Curzon, who’ve enjoyed a fine start, the 26-year-old added: “You don’t get much respite, and it’s game after game.
“You can’t get too down when you lose and you cant get too high when you win – that’s the message.
“Really, we have to go into Saturday with a positive mentality.”
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