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

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

Gavin Cowan
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.

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.

"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."

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