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Mixed emotions for Oscar O'Neil following Fleetwood draw

18 October 2016

Preston North End U18 midfielder Oscar O’Neil said he was pleased that the team at least got a point from Saturday’s 2-2 home draw against Fleetwood Town.

North End were 2-0 down just before the break during the North West Youth Alliance fixture, but Dylan Davidson’s penalty in first-half stoppage time got the home side back in the game before O’Neil scored the vital equaliser in the 80th minute.

On the goal, the first year scholar said: “It felt good to get my first goal of the season, but obviously we wanted three points from the game.

“We didn’t get them today but, after I scored, I was just thinking about trying to get the third goal to win the game.”

O’Neil, a combative yet forward-thinking central midfielder, believes scoring more goals can be a key part of his game. He said: “I think scoring more is something I need to try and do more often. 

“I think I need to work on my finishing to make sure I get some goals for the team.”

The midfielder had mixed thoughts on the result. He added: “I think we can always do more and getting the 2-2 draw today shows that we can always improve. 

“It’s good for the team to come back from two goals down. We wanted the third but we’ve gained a point at the end of the game so we’re happy that we haven’t come away with nothing.” 

“We try as hard as we can to improve every week, and I think that shows in all of our games, including today.”

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