Franks: First-half hesitancy cost us against Doncaster

Fraser Franks celebrates making it 3-2 with Ben Kennedy. Picture: Danny Loo

Fraser Franks celebrates making it 3-2 with Ben Kennedy. Picture: Danny Loo - Credit: Archant

Fraser Franks has called the 4-3 defeat to Doncaster Rovers the ‘most frustrating of the season so far’.

The defender, who with the score at 3-1 scored the best goal of the game with a fine volley only to then let John Marquis get away from him to head home Doncaster’s fourth which went in off goalkeeper Jamie Jones, said he’s gutted his goal counts for nothing.

“It’s the most frustrating afternoon of the season so far,” Franks said.

“We’ve not turned up at all first half and we’ve let in three poor goals. The second half we showed character and got back into it. Last year we might have folded and our feet might have been heavier, but the fourth goal is the killer.

“Personally it’s my fault. I’ve let a man get across me so I’ll take the hit for that.”

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The defender continued: “It’s a hard one to put our finger on. We were a bit hesitant on the ball first half. Nobody really got on the ball and we lumped it a little bit, which isn’t like us of late.

“Second half we got the ball down, created chances and got ourselves back in the game.

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“[Michael] Tonge played a great ball and I’ve just tried to hit it on the volley. I’d trade that all day long for a win and a clean sheet, so it’s a bit gutting it doesn’t count for anything.”

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