Striker Gozie Ugwu was left disappointed after two late goals meant the Wood suffered a 2-1 defeat to AFC Fylde.

We caught up with the Wood’s goal scorer after the final whistle, to hear his reaction following the frustrating away result, and his thoughts ahead of today’s game against Dover Athletic.

“I thought we played really well,” Ugwu began. “It’s disappointing that we didn’t come away with three points. We came here with a game plan and stuck to it for the best part of 88 minutes which is why it’s so disappointing to come away with no points.

“It’s good to get a goal obviously but that’s what our job is – we come here to do that. We were 1-0 up away from home, and we just really wanted the win.”

The Wood had gone ahead through Ugwu following an increased intensity in the second half and looked set to hold onto the three points.

However, late goals from Danny Rowe and Serhat Tasdemi let the lead slip. But, despite not getting the result they wanted, Ugwu did take some positives from the game.

The forward continued: “I said to them if they can put in crosses, then I will try and get there, and it was a great ball.

“There were a few other good crosses as well, especially Keiran Murtagh’s from the free-kick towards the end of the game. One of us could have got on the end of it, but we need to take the positives out of that I think and look ahead to Tuesday.”

The 25-year-old rued the mistakes, which meant AFC Fylde were able to snatch the three points from The Wood.

“I think there were a few individual mistakes, not seeing the game out and not doing the basics from everyone’s part, including myself.

“That’s the disappointing part because we did it for the majority of the game, but that’s the reality of football, it’s a harsh game.

“He (Rowe) took his goal well, but we seemed to give him that chance on the counter. We should have done better but it was a great finish from him.”

With the next fixture just around the corner, Ugwu had a defiant message going into Tuesday’s game.

“That’s the positive thing, we have a game coming up so soon. It will be a tough game, but we need to take the positives out of today because we played a good game. We need to put in a good performance and make this right.

“The main thing is to get a reaction from today and I think we are all going to look to do that now.

“We will do it for the fans, do it for ourselves, and have a good performance on Tuesday.”


Share This