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VIDEO: Gaffer's post-match verdict

27th March 2019

Steve Watson praised his team's second half display after the 3-3 draw at FC United of Manchester on Tuesday night.

The Minstermen had been reduced to ten men following the dismissal of Adriano Moke shortly before halftime but fought back from 3-1 down to earn a share of the spoils.

"We showed great heart. We got a second wind halfway through the second half and we really looked like we could actually win it," said manager Watson.

"Had we done our jobs properly at 11 versus 11, we should have been more than a match for FC United," he admitted. "But, when push came to shove at the end, when we got back into the game, we suddenly found that consistency and we defended crosses brilliantly.

"It's still a game I would have loved three points from - but it's certainly a better draw than Saturday's. They are good lads, a good group, and I would expect them to be able to do that and really plough through. I know the energy levels are good but, obviously, for too long this season that hasn't been shown.

"All I can do now - between now and the end of the season - is try to get as much out of them as I can and see where we end up. 

"It is another two points gone although probably, in the end, a good draw. There wll be a lot of tired bodies because they put in a real, real shift - certainly in the second half."

City are now nine points adrift of the play-off zone and 14th in Vanarama National League North with only six games to play.

The next fixture is away at Guiseley on Saturday afternoon (kick-off 3pm).

Watch the full interview with Steve Watson by clicking the link below:

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