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CK: Only Spark Was The Flare

17 February 2013

Club News

CK: Only Spark Was The Flare

17 February 2013

Chris Kiwomya was disappointed not to take three points from the Banks’s Stadium on Saturday but stated the need to perform for 90 minutes.

Akin to the draw with Crewe Alexandra at Meadow Lane seven days prior, the Magpies put in a disappointing first half performance but followed it up with a much-improved second half display. 

Notts had no complaints about being a goal down at the break, after striker Will Grigg gave the Saddlers the lead from the penalty spot. 

County deservedly moved onto level terms in the second period, when Yoann Arquin netted his first goal since December after coming off the bench.

Kiwomya felt that the only spark in the first half came from a flare thrown onto the pitch by a supporter in the away end.

However, he was much happier with his side's response following the interval and felt that they could have won the game, as Arquin and Alan Judge had golden opportunities to seal maximum points. 

“That was probably the only fireworks we had in the first half, to be truthful,” he joked. 

“At half time, I was very disappointed because I didn’t think we penetrated and we didn’t move the ball quickly enough.

“It baffles me, because in the second half we were so much better.

“There was a lot more urgency to our game and people willing to run and people willing to run and get on second balls and get an end product. 

“Overall, we’re disappointed and it’s a bitter-sweet taste at the moment.

“I thought we equipped ourselves better in the second half and maybe should have won the game. 

“I don’t want to keep saying ‘we were better second half’, we need a 90 minutes of consistency to win the game.” 

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