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9 November 2016

bwfc.co.uk rounds up manager, player and local press post-match reaction after Wanderers' Checkatrade Trophy exit

A last-minute penalty saw Wanderers' winning run come to an end as they exited the Checkatrade Trophy at the hands of Cheltenham Town on Tuesday night.

Rounding up the manager, player and local press' post-match reaction alike, bwfc.co.uk offers the final word on the match... 



How bwfc.co.uk saw it...
Wanderers exited the Checkatrade Trophy after falling to a 1-0 defeat against Cheltenham Town on Tuesday evening.

The game itself passed without much action of note until the 90th minute when the home side were awarded a penalty kick.

Ben Alnwick was deemed to have upended Amari Morgan-Smith in the area, with the Town man stepping up to slot home from 12 yards to book the Robins’ place in the last 32 of the competition.

I thought the attitude of the lads was excellent. We made a lot of changes and the players who came in worked really hard.

It’s a game we dominated really and we’ve just been undone inside the last few minutes with their penalty.

We may have been beaten, but I thought the attitude was good and that was important for us alongside getting some players minutes under their belts which have been needed.

Don't underestimate how good a win that was. They are second in League One and have some Championship players having just been relegated.

It was a professional performance and I am pleased because we looked a strong unit against a strong unit – that's what pleased me most.

You could put on a brave face and say we didn’t want to be in the competition anyway – but that didn’t stop this one hurting.

Amari Morgan-Smith’s 90th-minute penalty spelled the end of Wanderers’ winning run, and sent a side with ample first-team experience spinning out in the worst way possible.

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