Brabin positive despite late leveller

Boss thought his side had done enough

By The Newsroom
Sunday, 3rd April 2011, 9:37 am

LUTON Town manager Gary Brabin found plenty of positives despite his side conceding a last-gasp goal to draw 3-3 at Kidderminster Harriers on Saturday, writes Mike Simmonds.

Town thought they had won when Jason Walker scored late on, but the hosts hit back as Mike Williams took advantage of some poor defending to net the equaliser.

Brabin said: “I think for the neutral it was a fantastic game to watch but from my point of view I’m a bit disappointed I haven’t got my first win under my belt.

“Like I said when I first took over the job, we want to win every single game, but at the moment, as well as picking up the points, it’s important to get the best out of the players and get a bit more belief.

“I thought Tuesday’s game we looked a bit more solid, looked a bit braver with less men behind the ball. At Kidderminster, we’ve looked more of an attacking threat and scored three goals away from home against one of the top sides in the league.

“We’ve just got to combine the two now. The lads have done everything we asked for. There were a couple of things though, I think once we scored our second, we got really deep for a couple of minutes and they’ve scored from that.

“We’ve then gone back ahead and I thought we’d won it, but an individual error, someone’s let their runner go and they’ve equalised, so I’m disappointed to let in the three goals but delighted with the attitude and application of the players.”

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