Skip to main content Skip to site footer

Glyn on the highs and lows of a pulsating match

Manager’s post-match reaction

19 September 2020

Glyn Hodges summed up his disappointment after the Dons squandered a two-goal lead against Plymouth.

Our manager was far from pleased with the manner of goals conceded as Plymouth were allowed to hit back in the latter stages, the visitors scoring twice in a minute to earn a 4-4 draw.

"It was not good enough and I'm really disappointed," said Glyn. "There are a lot of pluses to score four goals at home and there was a chance for Joe Pigott to score a hat-trick. I think after that fourth goal we just went backwards and defended too deep. There are so many things that I'm looking at and I will look at it over the weekend. We will have a big meeting on Monday to discuss it, but from a winning position like that you cannot throw those leads away.

"We keep saying we have to learn, but we are trying to build a winning mentality, of expecting to win our home games. At 4-2, I was thinking we had been lucky because they had caused us problems, but we had got our noses in front. Unfortunately, we couldn't see it through."

Glyn praised the displays of Joe Pigott and Ryan Longman after they shared three goals between them and showed signs of building a very good partnership up front.

"We showed a great reaction in the second-half to go 4-2 up after being 2-1 down." added Glyn. "We just seemed to lose focus and concentration. I am disappointed we couldn't get over the line. The centre forwards were brilliant. Ryan Longman got his first goal and 'Pigs' could have had a hat-trick. When we put balls into dangerous areas we look dangerous. That's our plan and I am still scraching my head to understand why we did not do it more. There are things we could have done more of and that's why we will thrash it out next week."

Advertisement block