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EYRE FRUSTRATED BY U21 RESULT

27 August 2012

Coach feels Town’s dominance not rewarded

Senior Professional Development Coach Steve Eyre believes his side’s dominance at Birmingham City in this afternoon’s under-21 League game would usually be rewarded with a win.

The young Terriers had 21 shots at goal during the 90 minutes at St. Andrews but could only covert one chance, as opposed to their much more clinical opponents.

“Our performance was very encouraging, which will surprise people who look at the scoreline,” Eyre told htafc.com

“It’s made for a very frustrating afternoon for everyone connected with Town, because we controlled possession and the game for large periods. Usually 21 chances at goal and that kind of dominance would be rewarded with the result.” 

Despite this, Steve believes his young side have learned a valuable lesson in the Midlands. 

“We watched the DVD on the coach back to Huddersfield and we’ve dissected where we could have done better. Although we created a lot of chances at goal, we feel we were taking on the shots a bit too early. Birmingham got through our back line far less, but they waited until they got much closer to our goalkeeper and that obviously increases your chances of scoring.

“The lads have learned a potentially wonderful lesson today – that the game is won and lost in the 18 yard box. Hopefully, the next time our side create so many opportunities and play so well it will be rewarded.” 

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