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15 August 2015

Money reflects positively on first away point

Richard Money feels his side will have learnt “valuable lessons” following an enthralling clash against Carlisle United, which saw the U’s claim their first point on the road this season.

Three times United took the lead in the fixture against the Cumbrians at Brunton Park on Saturday, but we were pegged back to draw 4-4 in a highly entertaining Football League tussle.

Money reflected positively on the first away point of the campaign but feels the U’s must learn a number of valuable lessons quickly if they are to achieve their true potential this season.

He commented: “If we walk off the pitch and it is a nil nil draw then we get back on the bus and go home satisfied with a point on the road. 

“The fact that it is 4-4 and we have led three times, leaves everyone a little bit of disappointed. 

“It was a game that we could have won but equally it was also a game we could have lost and I guess once we decided to go toe-to-toe with them, there was a danger that it was going to be that type of game. 

“I think you can look at the game and be negative and disappointed or you can see the potential that we have but we will have to learn some lessons very quickly.

Money continued: “At two nil we have got to be smarter than what we were, there is no doubt about it. We have to learn how to play when we are in front not.

“We said at half time that we had got ourselves back in front, if we have to win this game 5-4 that is what we will do but we don’t want to. In the end it could have been 5-4 either way, so I think you have to come off the pitch knowing that you might have been beaten as well as won. 

“At the end we have four points from the first two games which is a pretty good return. It could have been six but it could quite easily have been less. I still think we are developing and growing, and that game will again have pushed us on another notch.”

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