Grayson Insists The Game Is Not Over Yet
|'The first-half we played very well, created some good chances, and their keeper made some great saves.' - Simon Grayson.|
Preston were all over the visitors in the first half and they did everything but get the ball into the net, but the second half performance was just not good enough and Walsall made North End pay for no grasping the advantage when the chance was there.
Walsall left it till late before they managed to break through, the first goal coming from a free kick by Anthony Forde and then a second from Tom Bradshaw, both goals coming from bad mistakes at the back.
But even though North End have a mountain to clime in the second leg at the Banks' Stadium, there is no way that Grayson is throwing in the towel.
"The first-half we played very well, created some good chances, and their keeper made some great saves and we could have done with one or two of them going in, the boss said to reporters.
"But second-half we gave them the opportunity to get into the game, and we made individual errors that`s made it difficult to overturn the deficit.
"But obviously it`s something we can still achieve - I`m sure Dean [Smith] will be telling his players that they`re not at Wembley yet, and our players have been told in there that nothing is over until that last second leg.'