Alex Wood was disappointed as Preston North End U18s only managed a 1-1 draw away at Accrington Stanley on Saturday, despite showing plenty of promise in the match.
The first-year scholar was just one of a number of Lilywhites players that contributed to some intense North End pressure in the second-half of the game, with the visitors pushing for a winner after Accrington had been reduced to ten men.
“We had chances to win the game,” said the winger. “I thought they were quite well organised defensively but we still had chances to win it.
“It was a very frustrating game and the pitch didn’t help but it was the same for them. It was just more of a frustrating day than anything else.”
PNE took a 12th minute lead through Ethan Walker but their advantage was cancelled out by Joel Mills’ 31st minute equaliser.
And although Wood and his teammates created a number of chances to regain their lead in the latter stages, the scores remained level at the finish.
“We made some silly mistakes which cost us to get forward at times,” he continued. “We could cut those out and we could have got forward more to score more goals.
“It’s just missing the chances and the little mistakes that have cost us today.”
Despite the result against Accrington, an in-form Wood – who has enjoyed a decent run in the side on the right-wing of late – felt assured that similar performances would bring more victories.
He said: “I don’t mind left or right wing, but I’m happy to be playing on the right at the moment.”
“As long as we’re creating chances then they’ll end up coming off, we just need to train as we play and we will score the goals.”