Jockeys’ boss believes side’s performance was a step up

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Newmarket Town manager Kevin Grainger feels the quality of football displayed by his side during their 2-1 defeat at Norwich United was worthy of a higher standard, writes Graham Clark.

The Jockeys’ boss was left praising the performance of his team despite them failing to come away with any points during their visit to the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division pacesetters on Saturday.

“We played very well to be fair and it was the 
sort of performance that was of the standard of the league above in many respects,” said Grainger. “All-in-all, it was some of the best football we have played this season and it was much better than how played in three games we drew previously in the league.”

Despite having the best of the early half-chances Town fell behind to a goal on the break in the opening 45 minutes.

United doubled their lead with 15 minutes to go, before Lee Clift pulled a goal back for Town late on after converting a penalty.

While satisfied with the performance of his 
team, Grainger believes that they deserved to leave with something from the match.

“I think a draw would have been a fair result,” said Grainger. “They 
probably thought they just deserved it as they tested our keeper on more occasions but we enjoyed the better possession overall and we put them under great pressure for an equaliser.”

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