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Darikwa Disappointment At Reading Defeat

26 September 2015

Tendayi Darikwa was left disappointed that his goal did not help the Clarets fightback to take at least a point against Reading.

The flying full-back scored his first goal for the club in the defeat on 68 minutes when he met Scott Arfield’s inch-perfect left-wing cross.

But after the Clarets had gifted the Royals an early two-goal lead, it proved to be indecisive despite second-half pressure almost paying dividends.

Darikwa said: “It’s always disappointing to lose football matches after a good run but we’ve got to dust ourselves down now and look to Rotherham on Friday.

“We know bad mistakes cost us the game because other than the first 15-20 minutes I thought we were the better team but you can’t give teams two-goal leads and expect to get back into it.

And reflecting on his goal after the disappointment of a first defeat on home soil, Darikwa was keen to quickly turn his attentions to building another unbeaten run.

He added: “It’s a special moment for me and it will live long in the memory but unfortunately it didn’t help us back into the game.

“It was a great ball in from Scotty and I thought I’ll gamble at the back-post and thankfully it found me.

“It’s still early days in the season so hopefully we can start to build another unbeaten run on Friday and get the three points.

 “It’s nice for my performances to get a mention but I’d swap that for the points so I’m going home disappointed.”

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