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Gavin Cowan: AFC Telford's hard work this season should not fall by the wayside

By Jonny Drury | Sport | Published:

Gavin Cowan said he doesn't want all his AFC Telford United side's work to fall by the wayside.

Gavin Cowan

The Bucks have occupied the play-offs for long periods this season, but they are now out of the race by a single goal from Bradford Park Avenue.

They need to better Bradford's result next week to be in with a chance of the play-offs and Cowan wants his players to bring the season full circle.

He said: "There is no advantage for anyone going into it.

"You saw today we were the higher side and dominated but couldn't get the win.

"We have a good weeks work ahead now before York.

"It has been a good season compared to last but I am the type of person who wants it to come full circle.

"We didn't come this far to accept anything else.

"The club has had a difficult couple of years, so we don't want to huff and puff and fall by the wayside.

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It was a frustrating afternoon against Alfreton Town, who kept the Bucks at bay and limited Telford to just a handful of chances.

In the first period Shane Sutton headed over but in the second the chances were even bigger.

Henry Cowans couldn't convert a corner before Marcus Dinanga powered a header wide as the game ticked towards 90 minutes.

Cowan added: "I am feeling the same as I have been in recent weeks.

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"We had plenty of possession but lacked the belief to bring the game home

"We had a few key moments and the lads were phenomenal.

"I can't fault their hard work and desire but we have to be more ruthless in that final phase."

And Cowan kept a final word for the supporters, who have backed the Bucks from their relegation battle last season to the brink of the play offs this season.

He added: "It has been a great season and we recognise the part the supporters have played.

"I spoke about bringing the energy back when I got the job, and I hope we can bring it full circle for them next week."

Jonny Drury

By Jonny Drury
@JonnyDrury_Star

Senior reporter covering Oswestry and Mid Wales.

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