‘We dominated Carlisle but failed to take our chances,’ says Stevenage defender

Fraser Franks

Fraser Franks - Credit: Archant

Fraser Franks says Stevenage have to be more clinical in front of goal.

Boro lost 1-0 at Carlisle United on Saturday despite having four or five good chances to score, including a couple of headers for Franks’ fellow centre-half Luke Wilkinson which the defender put wide.

Carlisle scored the winner in the second period thanks to a header from Jabo Ibehre, and the result means that Stevenage remain in 19th place in the League Two table, a position they have occupied since Boxing Day.

“We’ve dominated the first half and we’ve had some good chances in both halves,” Franks told the Comet.

“I think we’ve had four or five good chances, and we’ve not taken them. They’ve had one clear chance and they’ve scored.

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“We’ve got some match winners in our team with people like [Tom] Pett, Byron [Harrison], [Michael] Tonge and Dean Parrett and we’ll always create chances. We’ve just got to take them and be clinical.”

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