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Kennedy pleased with Hopper goals

11 January 2023

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Mark Kennedy believes it was small margins that saw City’s Papa Johns Trophy run end.

Kennedy was pleased with the pressure put on the visitors during spells in the game but insists that his side needs to be more clinical in front of goal moving forward.

He said: “I felt in the first half if we had got a second goal we could have killed the game off. Their goalie pulled off a really good save to deny Danny Mandroiu. 

“I am disappointed to go out the way we have. After two penalty shootout wins this season, unfortunately we did not come out on the right side on this occasion.”

Despite exiting the competition on penalties, Kennedy is adamant that there are still positives to draw from the evening ahead of a big month of fixtures.

He added: “We showed great character to come back from going behind and that says a lot about the group. We have seen that numerous times this year.

“I am pleased with Tom Hopper for scoring two goals. He is a really strong character in the dressing room and has had a really tough time with injuries. Scoring two goals will do him the world of good.”

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