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Kiwomya: Defence Was Outstanding

24 March 2013

First team manager Chris Kiwomya was full of praise for his side’s defensive unit, following the goalless draw with high-flying Swindon Town.

A series of crucial last-ditch blocks and outstanding saves from goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski kept out the Robins, who are the second highest goal-scorers in npower League 1. 

The point kept Notts six points off the Play-Off places but Kiwomya felt that Notts should have nicked the game, following a handful of good chances in the second period. 

“We didn’t expect anything less from Swindon, because they’re a hard working team, they put a lot of balls into the box and you’ve got to defend,” he told the press. 

“I was pleased with the clean sheet, the back four and the resilience of the team, because when you come to these grounds your back four has got to be intact. 

“I thought Leacock and Liddle were outstanding, Alan Sheehan was good and Kelly had his hands full with the full-back bombing on.

“I just thought that when your defence is defending like that and your goalkeeper is pulling off two or three outstanding saves, we’ve got to take those chances on the counter attack.

 “I thought in the second half we had a couple of chances where we could have killed them off – and we should have done.”

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