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Hill reacts to draw at Guiseley

Eastleigh boss Richard Hill has given his thoughts after the 0-0 draw away at Guiseley.

Hill said: “It was a horrible game, but credit to Guiseley.

“They put you under pressure from start to finish, but I don’t think that was the case before.

“It makes you think that if those players had played like that in the previous eight games (former management duo) Adam Lockwood and Dave Penney would still be in jobs, but that’s football for you.

“We’d had a couple of match reports done on them prior to the game, but we ripped them up because we knew it was going to be totally different to how they played under a new manager.

“Everyone will say you should go to places like that and win but, let me tell you, Guiseley haven’t played like that all season.

“It’s our luck at the minute that we’ve had a tough eight games and, for the ninth, we’ve come up against ‘new manager syndrome.

“We couldn’t get going. They were very physical and you expect that, but it’s difficult when they’re allowed to get away with fouling our defenders, yet when our defenders get a bit strong, they get free-kicks given against them. How does that work?

“We didn’t play well enough in Guiseley’s half of the pitch and we need to do better with the football in that respect.

“But what I will say is that we did play very, very well in the defensive third – and we had to, otherwise we would’ve got beat.

“The football purists need to bear in mind that six months ago we’d have lost that game.”


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