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A game to remember

30 July 2022

Club News

A game to remember

30 July 2022

After an opening day contest to remember, Darren Moore tagged the 3-3 draw with Portsmouth as a game that had everything.

Both sides led throughout an end to end encounter that could have gone either way but finished all square.

To add to the drama at Hillsborough, Lee Gregory was sent off in stoppage time.

Moore told “It certainly was a game that had everything. Goals, chances, a red card, a wonderful atmosphere, it had everything.


“From our point of view, of course we wanted the three points and we have to take the one. I thought we controlled the first half, they came back into it in the second half, went ahead and we showed the character to come back ourselves.

“So it could have gone either way. While I am pleased with the goals we scored, the goals we conceded were avoidable seeing them in real time.

“We will analyse them in detail and then get to work on the training ground.”


On the red card for Gregory in stoppage time, the gaffer added: “There was a little bit of confusion because not everyone knew he was sent off.

“I’d have to look at the footage because it’s difficult to see exactly what happened. It was late in the game but it’s never easy to play with 10 men.”

The gaffer had high praise for Fisayo Dele-Bashiru, who twice thumped in unstoppable shots first to restore the lead for his side and then to salvage a point.


He said: “Fizz has so much potential, he is capable of that, we’ve worked hard to get him into more advanced positions and that work has paid off today.

“His goals showed power and precision and I’m really pleased for him. There was no stopping either of the goals, particularly the second one, the execution was superb.

“His control of the ball and drive to get us up the pitch was exceptional. His confidence should be through the roof.

“He did take a knock towards the end and we will get him in on Monday and assess him from there.”

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