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Double Frustration

Aimson Reflects on Crawley Draw

19 September 2019

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ALTHOUGH it was his first appearance for his new club in Sky Bet League Two, Argyle defender Will Aimson left Crawley Town on Tuesday night feeling frustrated on two counts.

Firstly, his team had not won a game they controlled for long periods and secondly, Will felt aggrieved that he had not opened his goal-scoring account in his very first game.

n a topsy-turvy encounter, the Pilgrims fell behind early on, were leading within the last quarter thanks to a Joe Edwards brace and then were pegged back by a penalty five minutes from time.

Will was denied in the first half by a smart save from the Crawley goalkeeper Glenn Morris and he says people will not let him forget it any time soon.

“Yeah, I’ve been reminded a few times,” he said, with a rueful smile. “It is nice to chip in but I would rather keep a clean sheet and win 1-0, than score.

“I got a few last season and it’s something I want to build on and add to my game - getting goals in the other box. I probably should have put one or two away but it wasn’t to be.”

Overall, Will was disappointed not to have collected maximum points, however he was encouraged by the performance of the squad on the night.

“I think we were disappointed,” he said. “We were disappointed with the first goal we conceded. A cross coming into the box, and we have been working on that to try and avoid those situations.

“It was a big thing to us to come from behind and go 2-1 up, that shows we have character, togetherness and that fighting spirit to come back and get in the lead.

“I think, especially with the time that was on the clock, we do have to see out the game, so that’s why we were disappointed. On another day we might have scored five or six in that game, I could have had two and a couple of the other boys could have, but it wasn’t to be.”

While the result was not what all of a green persuasion wanted, the defender says the system that is being played under manager Ryan Lowe is the right way to play the game. 

“It’s a good system, I enjoy it and we play good football,” said Will “I have seen it this season watching the lads, we have a great team and a great squad that can handle the ball and play the right way.“


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