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Williams: We'll Keep Going

Midfielder hurt by Argyle defeat but determined to go to the end

13 March 2022

MJ Williams insists Wanderers’ season isn’t over despite defeat to play-off hopefuls Plymouth Argyle.

Wanderers had the majority of the ball, and the chances, against sixth-placed Argyle but failed to reply to Macauley Gillesphey’s first half-header which sentenced the Whites to a first home defeat in eight games.

The defeat – just a third in 14 games since early January – leaves Ian Evatt’s men 10 points away from the play-offs but in spite of the ‘frustrating’ loss to Plymouth, Williams says Wanderers will keep going to the end.

“Since the turn of the year, I think we’ve been brilliant,” said the midfield man, who will look to keep driving the Whites onto the finishing line.

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“We have been pushing and we’ve got to keep pushing now until the end of the season.

“We need to pick up as many points as we can.

“It’s still all to play for.”

Wanderers had found the net 20 times in their lengthy unbeaten home run and threw everything at Argyle to try and add to that tally and extend the record.

“We were pushing, and it was just the goal that we needed,” added Williams, who looked as though he had made a leveller for Dion Charles before inspired Plymouth keeper Michael Cooper made the first of two-point blank saves from the striker’s header.

“Dion did everything he could to get his goal and Kacha, who’d just come on, I thought he was going to get the goal.

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“It was just frustrating for us really and conceding that goal put us on the back foot.

“I thought our reaction was there, but I just wish we’d got that goal.”

Despite dominating their last two games Wanderers had just one point to show from a 1-1 draw against Morecambe and the loss to Plymouth which Williams admitted had been a painful one with his just eight games still to go.

“It does hurt,” he said. “Coming after that Gillingham performance with the 3-0 and then the Morecambe one with getting the late goal.

“That put a bit of confidence into us. Today we’re just gutted we didn’t get the result we wanted.”

To watch MJ's post-match interview, click HERE


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