Gaz: That should have been a 0-0

Wanderers get to grips with Plymouth Argyle

Wanderers get to grips with Plymouth Argyle

First published in Sport Bucks Free Press: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter

GARETH Ainsworth admitted Wanderers didn't do enough to beat Plymouth last night but felt his men deserved a point.

It was their poorest display for some weeks as visiting goalkeeper Jake Cole was only called upon to make a handful of routine saves, with Blues failing to replicate Saturday's fine attacking performance against Hartlepool.

Ainsworth said his men lacked quality in the final third of the pitch as they failed to score for the eleventh time this season.

But he felt the defensive display Wanderers put in warranted a share of the spoils against a Plymouth side who closed in on the play off places with their 1-0 victory.

Ainsworth said: "It's a little setback we've been beaten after the run we've been on.

"That was a 0-0. We should have come away with a point tonight. We didn't do enough to win the game, without a doubt, but I don't think they did either.

"Matt [Ingram] has come up with a worldy save for one of their shots - we didn't work their keeper well enough.

"The quality just at the end - the cross into the box or a free kick - was not there tonight. That was missing from our game."

A set piece led to Blues' downfall again as visiting captain Conor Hourihane blasted home when the hosts failed to clear their lines - but Ainsworth said they shouldn't have given the corner away in the first place.

He said: "I'm disappointed to concede from the set play. I thought we could have stopped the corner happening rather than having to defend the corner - that was my gripe. The centre half's gone 60 yards to get a corner - somebody's got to stop him doing that."

Ainsworth remained optimistic after the defeat however, seeing their first loss in seven as just a blip.

He said: "I've told them don't be down. They've just been on a great run. Anyone would take ten points from four games. If we can do that again there's no worries.

"We've had a great six game unbeaten run - I think this is just a blip and we can get back on it no problem."

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