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25 March 2021



25 March 2021

Forward featured in Central League Cup Northern Final

- Micah Obiero admits first half goal is ‘bittersweet’
- Striker disappointed with results against Carlisle United
- Young Terrier says boys can learn from defeat

Huddersfield Town striker Micah Obiero was disappointed to see defeat in the Central League Cup Northern Final against Carlisle United.

A below-par first half display and subsequent two goal deficit saw Carlisle take bragging rights at Penrith FC.

Obiero admits that after the work the side put in to get to the final, the result was disappointing.

“Obviously, the boys were all disappointed after the game.

“We’ve come so far through the competition and we felt like we could win that day, but it wasn’t in our favour.

“The work we’ve put in and the matches we’ve won to get to that point – we’re gutted.”

The forward brought the score line level briefly in the first half with a low drive. Although pleased with his personal performance, he says it was bittersweet.

“I should have scored from all three of my chances – not just the one.

“The score could have been different and so it’s very bittersweet.

“That’s how football is sometimes though, the chances fall to you, but you just can’t finish them.

“I think overall I did well, I think the team did well, but we made some mistakes that cost us the game and so we got punished.”

The 20-year-old played against a lot of familiar faces from his loan spell at Carlisle, something he admits helped him prepare for the game.

“It was mostly the reserves that played against us, so I saw some old faces and it was nice to see them.

“Having been on loan there and knowing how they play did help.

“I spoke to the boys and told them to watch out, because Carlisle do play very direct and long and like to win their second ball.

“It did help us a bit that I was able to tell them what to look out for.”

Looking forward, Obiero commented on what the boys can learn from the defeat.

“Most of us haven’t been in a Cup Final before, so that’s an experience to take away from it even though we lost.

“We can learn how to manage the game and not to make silly mistakes that give away the game and also to ensure we take our chances.”

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