We deserved all three points - The Coventry Observer

We deserved all three points

Coventry Editorial 3rd Nov, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016   0

A POINT away at Leyton Orient would please most League One managers but Steven Pressley is adamant his side should have come away with all three points on Saturday.

Jim O’Brien had given the visitors a 1-0 lead at the break and it looked as thought Orient had stolen the win thanks to second half goals from Scott Cuthbert and Jay Simpson

But a last minute equaliser from man-of-the-match O’Brien earned the Sky Blues a point at Brisbane Road.

And although his side managed to avoid defeat, Pressley was frustrated not to have won the match.

He said: “The truth is that we’re frustrated with that result. We dominated large parts of the game and had so much control.

“It was a cagey opening 15 minutes but after that, we dominated the first half and deserved the lead. After the break, we dominated again but we were undone by two set-pieces.

“Lee Burge has hardly had a save to make all game but we’ve got to deal with set-plays better, especially the second one as it went into the second phase and didn’t deal with it.

“It was hugely frustrating to find ourselves behind but I said to the group in there, good teams score late goals and we continued to push. We deserved to get back level as we went until the end.”

There were several impressive performances throughout the side on Saturday but Pressley singled out 18-year-old Jack Finch for individual praise.

“There were plenty of impressive performances but I’ve got to single out Jack Finch who I thought was brilliant,” Pressley added.

“For an 18-year old to come into that type of game and play like that, it was brilliant. That’s the first game he has started in central midfield and you wouldn’t have known.

“Also, Gary Madine made a big difference to us as he gave us that physical presence we’ve lacked in other games so it was really encouraging to see.”

“We’ve got to begin to turn these good performances into winning performances. I thought the game was there to win so we’re disappointed.”

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