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INTERVIEWS: Mark Robins Reflects On Walsall Defeat

Sky Balls fall to a 3-2 defeat at the Banks's Stadium...

10 November 2018

Mark Robins was left disappointed as his Sky Blues were beaten 3-2 by Walsall in the First Round of the FA Cup.

Despite going two goals down City managed to level the scoreline with goals from Jonson Clarke-Harris and Luke Thomas, however it wasn't enough as Nicky Devlin struck a 76th minute winner.

The Gaffer spoke to the press after the game about his dissapointment in exiting the FA Cup at the Banks's Stadium.

"It's disappointing because I think back to last year where we had a brilliant cup run.

"This year you want the same and we created enough chances to put the game to bed before they even started to take part in the game.

"Even through we gave away three sloppy goals we probably had three chances before we scored.

"But to give away a sloppy goal just puts them into the ascendancy and the second goal as well, the young lad needs to clear the ball.

"It just gave them momentum."

Robins continued and said: "The first two goals really cost us.

"We worked so hard to get back into the game and then you want to try and get the winner, but we got stretched for some reason and we couldn't close the game out.

"Luke's goal should've been the platform to go on and win the game, but the passing wasn't great and with some personnel in the side that have not been in the team for a while it showed towards the end of the game."

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