Sadler Slams Walsall's Slow Start as Newport County Capitalise Sadler Slams Walsall's Slow Start as Newport County Capitalise

Sadler Slams Walsall's Slow Start as Newport County Capitalise

The gaffer spoke to the media shortly after full-time.
Walsall boss Mat Sadler has once again spoken of his frustration as the Saddlers slipped to a disappointing defeat at home to Newport County on Saturday afternoon.

Goals from former Saddler Bryn Morris, Will Evans, and Harry Charsley saw the visitors take three well-deserved points at Poundland Bescot Stadium.

Sadler, who had hoped to see his side add to their recent strong spell in WS1, admitted his side struggled to get out of the traps as their opponents happily capitalised upon their slow start.

Speaking via the Express & Star, Sadler said; "It’s just a frustrating afternoon, from the first fifteen-minutes it was extremely frustrating.

"That’s not us, that’s not what we pride ourselves on and that’s not what we’ve all come to expect from some of the lads, so we’ll have to get back to that quickly.

"We have consistently spoken about how good we feel some of the defenders are that we have, and today it wasn’t what we expected. We’re all human with that.

"We have to quite quickly erase that and get back to being what we are, that’s the most important thing.

"We will obviously not be too pleased with some of the defending but we know how good they are and they’ve repeatedly shown us how good they are.

"I think we just gave ourselves a bit too much of a mountain to climb so early in the game.

"That is unlike us, we pride ourselves on our work-rate, our effort and our intensity. The goals knocked us a little but today, and in the moments when they came for us we didn’t take them.

"We just didn’t start the way that we normally do and Newport did to us what we like to do to teams for spells of that game today, especially in that first opening fifteen-minutes."

To add to the Saddlers' woes, goalkeeper Owen Evans was shown a late red crad as he handeled the ball outside the are, leaving referee Lee Swabey little choice but to act.
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