Date: 13th April 2014 at 8:28pm
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Midfielder Steven Davis has said that everybody knew that the first goal in the game against Cardiff was going to be crucial in the match and unfortunately it fell to them and not us on Saturday.

Speaking to saintsfc following what was a dominating performance but a one nil loss, Davis explained.

‘The first goal was always going to be very important especially with how Cardiff were set up for the game. They were sat very deep to make like difficult for us, which they did. We struggled to get through them although we did create some chances and their keeper has pulled of a few good saves, but the first goal was all important.’

The major disappointment for the players is that they knew they were on top in the game and in many ways their eventually winner was against the run of play, but the bottom line as the manager pointed out was that we just didn’t make the most of our chances.

‘We were very comfortable and it seemed like only a matter of time before we made the breakthrough, but it’s always dangerous if the other team gets a chance. It was only a half chance but it’s a tremendous striker and unfortunately we couldn’t do enough to claw ourselves back into the game.’

Davis goes on to admit that ‘maybe we weren’t good enough’ in front of goal but he feels you do have to give Cardiff the credit they deserved for how they were set up and for how they battled, and again he points to their goalkeeper for his efforts referencing specifically the chance that Nathaniel Clyne had which he thought was going in.

He knows that there are positives we can take from the game though, even though everybody was disappointed and frustrated in the dressing room following the game, so it’s a case of retaining our belief and learning the lessons we can from the match now and taking those positives and building on them in the next game where we look to return to winning ways and make up for this defeat.

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