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Bennett - We Have To Go Again Quickly

Bennett - We Have To Go Again Quickly

Torquay goalscorer Scot Bennett has said the team have to pick themselves up quickly following the disappointing loss on Monday and get ready for another tough test against Scunthorpe United as we look to ensure survival this season.

A two one defeat on home soil, despite us taking the lead through Bennett has left everybody down, but the defender cum makeshift striker knows the team need to bounce back quickly for this weekends match.

Speaking to the Official Site following the game, Bennett admitted that the cheap free kick we conceded that led to their equaliser was the sort of thing we had done way too often this season, and it's ultimately why we are in the battle we are.

'In the first half it didn't look like we were quite comfortable, but the game plan was to allow them to have the ball because they were never really creating anything. We managed to get the counter attack going and we cut through them a few times and created chances. Unfortunately, we were napping in the first five minutes in the second half - it was a long ball over the top that the defence weren't quite switched on for and the midfield weren't quite close enough in the heat of the battle.'

As for their winner, whilst he has issues with how we conceded the free kick, it had to acknowledge the quality of the dead ball strike by their player. The frustrating thing was the players had talked about how dangerous they could be from set pieces, so 'we shot ourselves in the foot' by giving them that chance so easily.

The positives however would be the fact that we continued to create chances and opportunities, but it's just our luck that we didn't actually manage to convert one of them to even take a point from the match.

Going into the tough game against Scunthorpe, Bennett knows we have to learn the lessons from Torquay and not make the same mistakes again because if we do, Scunthorpe are extremely capable of making us pay for them, but he knows we can take confidence from the victory over them earlier in the season but one thing he feels we definitely have to add to our game is the ability to really scrap for a result and really win points ugly when needed.

In part that's why he believes we tend to do better when we face footballing teams, rather than teams around us who are fighting for their lives - they are more used to an out and out League Two battle than we are, and if we can learn both the pretty and the ugly, we will be much better placed to push the club on further.

With other results going for us with the Torquay loss, he adds that we can't rely on that happening again, and our future is in our own hands and we have to make that count in the remaining matches we have, irrespective of the opponent.

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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Wednesday April 23 2014
Time: 12:15AM

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