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Gavin Cowan: We more than matched them

By Jonny Drury | AFC Telford United | Published:

Gavin Cowan insisted his Bucks won't be getting too excited after more than matching unbeaten leaders Chorley in today's 1-1 draw.

Gavin Cowan

Despite Telford arguably having the better of the play, former striker Josh Wilson headed home in the 83rd minute and it looked as if the leaders would take the spoils back to Lancashire.

However Henry Cowans fired home from the edge of the box in injury time to rescue a point.

Boss Cowan heaped praise on his side for the work they have done in the week, and believes not many professional clubs would have prepared for games like they did this week.

He said: "Regardless of if it was 1-0, or 1-1, we've done really well today.

"Pro clubs would struggle to match our work in the week and the result was for the lads they deserve that.

"We've gone up against what is the best team in the league and more than matched them.

"We had a game plan and had to stick to it, but we don't get too excited when we do well and don't get too down when we don't."

The Bucks converted their formation today, switching to a back three with young Zak Lilly slotting in on the left side.

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Daryl Knights and John McAtee played behind Daniel Udoh, and Cowan admitted he may look at the system again in the coming weeks.

He said: "We wanted to match them up and get Daniel spinning in behind.

"I've been looking at it for a couple of weeks, and we played two tens and told them to drive and dribble and they did but the final ball evaded us in the first half."

Cowan also praised the supporters and staff for not just helping clear the pitch this morning, but cheering them on to victory.

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He added: "It was a great effort from the players and the staff, I'm chuffed for them because of the work that went in.

"And I have to mention the people who came down to clear the pitch, they were brilliant, there was no moaning.

"The supporters were also great, never stopped cheering us and it drove us on."

Jonny Drury

By Jonny Drury
@JonnyDrury_Star

Senior reporter covering Oswestry and Mid Wales.

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