Wilson hails Forster's great save

PUBLISHED: 10:40 22 March 2010 | UPDATED: 17:09 10 September 2010

Swindon players hold their heads in disbelief as Fraser Forster pulls off another superb save. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images

Swindon players hold their heads in disbelief as Fraser Forster pulls off another superb save. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images

Danny Wilson praised his players after they pegged back the Canaries at the death on Saturday.

"It was a game of chess, and we have come out all level at the end of it," said the Swindon boss.

Danny Wilson praised his players after they pegged back the Canaries at the death on Saturday.

"It was a game of chess, and we have come out all level at the end of it," said the Swindon boss. "But it was two very good footballing sides out there. It was very much nip and tuck and very close.

"When they get their noses in front it is very difficult, but I thought we stuck to the task great. I don't think we got something we didn't deserve.

"I thought we really pushed the game to them in the second half. I was disappointed to lose the goal as we did, but we showed great character to come back against a team of the quality of Norwich."

It looked like it would be a defeat when City keeper Fraser Forster went full stretch to deny Jonathan Douglas, but the resulting corner found skipper Gordon Greer and he headed the equaliser.

"It was a top drawer save," admitted Wilson. "That was one of the best saves you'll see all season, no matter what league you are playing in. Jon has caught it fantastically well, with the outside of his boot, and it's flying in with curl and everything, but somehow Fraser has got his hand to it. I think his 6ft 7in frame helped.

"But still, we didn't get disappointed. From the corner we have concentrated, we've put a terrific ball in where we know we can attack it and as soon as Gordon began to rise I knew it was in, a fantastic header."

There was controversy in the first half when Swindon wanted a penalty after Michael Nelson's challenge on striker Frank Nouble, right on the edge of the area, but Wilson was happy to accept referee Scott Mathieson's decision.

"My view, it was a penalty," he said. "The referee's view was that the boy played the ball on to him, and that's why the direction of the ball didn't change, it went to the keeper. But I like Scott, the referee, a lot so I won't argue with that."

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