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Post match interviews with Darren Lyon & Gary Woods

Darren Lyon picked up where he left off at Ibrox in November to give us an early lead. Unfortunately, it sparked a goal fest, with Accies going down to a fourth successive league defeat. Web reporter Mark Gillespie caught up with Darren and goalkeeper Gary Woods shortly after the end of the match.

Darren Lyon: “It was a perfect start. The ball landed great for me and I just managed to get my foot around it. It’s always nice to get forward and contribute some goals for the team. Hopefully I can do more of that.”

“Overall though we’re very disappointed.  As the gaffer’s been saying, it’s bizarre to score three goals against a team like Rangers and not take anything from the game. The goals we conceded were preventable. We manged to draw level at 2-2, and it was so important to keep it tight, but to concede so soon again is disappointing.”

“At half time he just stressed that we needed to keep things tighter at the back and try and get the next goal. We thought we still had a chance but unfortunately they’ve gone and scored another which was a hammer blow.”

“It’s important that we move on and pick ourselves up for next week. We know that Partick Thistle will be tough, and it’s a must win game for us now.”

Gary Woods,  “I feel like I sit here and say the same things all the time. Individual errors have cost us dear and I was the culprit in one today myself, but if you score three goals against Rangers you should expect to take something from the game. It just wasn’t to be. From our point of view, we were good effectively but not good defensively.”

When asked if the pace of the ball from the Windass beat him. Gary was philosophical with his answer, saying “I don’t really know and I’ve not seen it back, and I don’t really want to if I’m honest. That’s the life of a goal keeper, if we make a mistake or a centre back makes a mistake it generally leads to a goal. It’s just one of those things, we’ve got to move on now as we’ve got some big games coming up and we need to be picking up maximum points from them.”

“Temps dug me out of a hole with that equaliser to make it 2-2 then the whole thing is forgotten about. And then for the third goal I made a good goal and a bit of composure from Murphy and he has knocked it across for Morelos to score the third. But from our point of view the defending isn’t good enough, they shouldn’t be getting in that easy. That’s the way it goes and like I said, if we score three goals against Rangers then we should be taking something from the game.”

“We’ve got a massive game on Saturday now, it’s Partick Thistle at home. That’s a game we’ll be looking for three points, tying up defensively and hopefully winning the game.”



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