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Ripley: “I didn’t think it was a 3-0 game.”

14 September 2022


Ripley: “I didn’t think it was a 3-0 game.”

14 September 2022

Connor Ripley believes the scoreline didn’t reflect how Morecambe performed in Tuesday night’s loss against Sheffield Wednesday.

The Shrimps carved out a number of big chances in the first half, most notably through Kieran Phillips on 12 minutes, but the striker’s effort on the angle was saved well by David Stockdale.

Darren Moore’s men broke the deadlock on 71 minutes through Josh Windass, before George Byers and Michael Smith completed the scoring.

Despite the score line, Ripley believes the result was hard to take for him and his teammates.

“I didn’t think it was a 3-0 game,” he said.

“I could be being a little bit biased, but I thought we had a good few chances, we’re hurting a little bit because the manner and the way we conceded the goals.

“[Their first goal] took the wind out of our sails a little bit, we’ve done well staying in the game for 70 minutes.

“The quality of the ball put in from Bannan and the quality of the person on the end of it has just hurt us, the higher you go in football, you just get punished more and that’s the reason you’ve got the likes of Windass getting on the end of those balls.”

The Shrimps find themselves in action next on Saturday 17 September with a trip to Forest Green Rovers, and Ripley is hoping the team can use this fixture to move on.

He added: “It’s [defeat against Wednesday] one of those games we’ve just got to dust ourselves off and get on to the next one.

“The gaffer said we’ve got to not worry about the top teams, the teams we need to be worrying about are the teams around us.

“We’re going to go down there and we’re going to fight tooth and nail to get the three points.

“Like I keep saying, we’ve got to move on from this loss.”

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