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Emotional Gaz head over heels as Blues get back to winning ways
WANDERERS boss Gareth Ainsworth went through a rollercoaster of emotions watching his side beat Torquay – punching the dugout in anger before celebrating the winning goal with a cartwheel.
There was almost as much going on in the Wanderers technical area as there was on the pitch during the first half, with Ainsworth constantly leaping up and down the touchline as his side fell behind before levelling inside a minute.
Torquay went back in front before half time, prompting Ainsworth to hit the dugout in exasperation.
But he regretted it as he needed medical attention, with the Blues boss sporting a bloodied bandage on his finger during his post-match press conference.
And he said he regretted his actions following Paris Cowan-Hall’s winning goal, as he cartwheeled down the touchline as his side twice came from behind before sealing a 3-2 win.
Ainsworth said: “I was so passionate about getting back in that game and getting the league form back on track. There’s still a couple of things that that need work on in the second half, but the reaction they gave me was fantastic.
“It was wrong place, wrong time for the dugout. It was frustration we’ve conceded from the corner. Our starting positions were wrong. We have to work those out before the delivery comes in.
“I was also frustrated at Nick giving the corner away so cheaply, but I thought the biggest gulf between first half and second half was Nick Arnold. He was brilliant second half.”
Referring to the cartwheel he said: “I don’t know if that was caught [on camera] – I’m hoping not. I got a bit carried away. There’s not many managers who can pull a cartwheel off – my nine-year-old daughter would have been proud of that one.”
He wasn’t the only member of the Ainsworth clan to be put through the emotional mill however: “I just had a text message off my dad saying his pacemaker went crazy today.”
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