Darren Moore called for a 90-minute performance from his Wednesday squad after seeing them flatter to deceive in today’s 1-1 draw with Shrewsbury.
We threatened to overrun the visitors in an attacking opening spell but failed to turn the pressure into more than one goal – including a missed penalty – and hardly troubled the Shrewsbury goal after the break.
Manager Moore said: “I said at half time, don’t worry about the penalty and the little things that go against us, and I said to stick to the game plan.
“The biggest thing for me is why we seemed to go away from the game plan in the second half.
“We were excellent in the first half. Very, very good. We got drawn into a scrappy game and a battle in the second half.
“We are working to get 90 minutes of clear football with intensity. We got 45 today. Why didn’t we get the 90? That’s the bit where we have got to analyse the video footage and look at moments. We have got some work to do.
Our only real threat of the second half came when Mide Shodipo looked to have put us back in front, but it was ruled out for offside. Replays showed he appeared to be onside and Moore said: “It was a clear goal and unfortunately the linesman got that decision wrong. I have seen the video footage, Shodipo was clearly onside and it was a clear goal.
“You think of the momentum and where the game is. If that goal had gone in, it would have forced them to come out more.”
Moore said his one criticism from the first half was that we should have had the game won by the interval and, referring to keeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell’s error for the Shrewsbury equaliser, he said he may have lost the ball in the sunlight.