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Murray happy with workout

2 April 2013

We did well against a solid side - coach

Paul Murray was happy with the workout as Latics' reserves drew 1-1 today against a strong Walsall team.

Murray, who again coached the reserves, thought his side acquitted itself well against a Saddlers side containing a wealth of first-team players.

He said: "We did well against a solid side and it was a useful workout.

"After a poor start, we grew into the game and took the lead through Matt Smith.

"He also had two free headers in the second half and could easily have scored a hat trick."

Murray was disappointed with the goal Latics conceded.

Goalkeeper Liam Jacob handled the ball outside the area and Richard Taundry whipped in a free kick at the near post from a tight angle.

Murray said: "It was a poor goal to concede and Liam took a step the wrong way so couldn't get to the ball, but the good thing is that mistakes are made in the reserves and not first-team matches.

In fairness to Liam, he also made some good blocks."

Murray was pleased with the performance of Carl Winchester (pictured) at right back - he has played most of his reserve-team football in midfield.








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