Abbott: We surrendered initiative

01 March 2009 01:27
Graham Kavanagh lashed in a 30-yard stunner in the fourth minute, but Rovers were allowed back into the game nine minutes later after slack defending presented Northern Ireland international Jeff Hughes with a gift he duly accepted. For the rest of an end-to-end clash Rovers had the edge, and only a string of missed chances prevented them from making it three straight away wins. Abbott said: "We put them on the back foot but it was a really soft goal to concede. After that it was toe-to-toe with a lot of honest endeavour. "We wanted to start the game well but their goal stopped us in our tracks. A bit of anxiety crept in and that is something we will have to deal with. "It was a patchy performance. We played some great stuff at times but we need to be tougher in both boxes. At times we want to do well but make the wrong decisions."

Source: Team_Talk