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Greaves Disappointed Not To Get All Three Points

22 February 2021

Jacob Greaves expressed his disappointment in not taking all three points from the Keepmoat Stadium on Saturday despite scoring his first Hull City goal.

The Tigers were forced to settle for a point as James Coppinger’s free-kick found the back of the net for Doncaster in the twelfth minute of injury time as the sides shared the points in a 3-3 stalemate.

“It was a bit of a freak game really,” said Greaves. “They’ve scored from a penalty that was soft in my opinion. Then they get the free kick well into added time and he puts it in the top corner and sometimes you have to hold your hands up to a free kick like that, but we’re all disappointed that we didn’t get the three points.

“We weren’t as brave as we were in the first half. We stopped getting on the ball and we went a bit longer. Sometimes a game can swing and they built momentum, but I think if they don’t get the penalty then we hold out and there are different talking points.

“We’re kicking ourselves really and it felt more like a loss in the end. It’s a point but we’re disappointed to not get all three because we were in control of the game for large spells and we could have killed them off, even in the second half when we still had a few chances. 

“We maybe sat on our lead a bit. Doncaster are a good side and we’ve dominated for the first half so it’s disappointing that we couldn’t hold out for the win.”

The 20-year-old says he was delighted to net his first goal for the Club when he rose highest to nod home from George Honeyman’s corner, and is adamant that it will be his goal despite some light-hearted protests from teammate Josh Magennis.

“Josh was clutching at straws – it was definitely my goal,” he said. “Hopefully it officially stays as my goal because it would be a right kick in the teeth if it doesn’t. George whipped a great ball in and I managed to get up and head it in. I ran off with a load of joy and a big smile on my face. Josh is a wind-up merchant so I think that was all it was from him.”

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