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Our Attitude Was Wrong

Prior to the game against Tamworth in the first round of the FA Cup manager Mark Yates said that the teams' attitude would have to be right in order for us to progress through to the second round.

Sadly, it appears that wasn't the case as we went down one nil at The Lamb following a goal after 20 minutes. Despite then dominating all of the stats that counted - apart from goals for - we just couldn't get the leveller.

Speaking to the Official Site following the game the gaffer bemoaned that our 'poor' first half showing cost us the game ultimately and we allowed Tamworth to do a 'good job' on us.

'It was disappointing. There was too many of us not doing as well as we should have been doing in the first half, and that was the downfall. In the second half we had chance after chance and we were always going to leave ourselves a little bit open. It's massively disappointing because we wanted to put in a good performance, get a good win but unfortunately we have fallen victim to the FA Cup's thing of lower league teams being able to beat anybody.'

Yates goes on to say that in his mind it was a 'stonewall' penalty at the end of the game, but he even caveats that with crediting Tamworth for their performance over 90 minutes saying given the effort they put in they 'probably earned that bit of luck at the end.'

Yates goes on to talk a little bit more about the first half in saying that he felt the centre halves were bullied by their opposition for the opening 45 and our strikers just did not get into the game at all until the second half. The greatest disappointment of the first half though for the gaffer was one 'average ball' into the box and we are a goal behind and that particular chance in something that we should be good enough to defend.

Ultimately for the gaffer the players let themselves down and it's not really the first time this season it's happened either.

He ends by saying that for everybody associated with the club it's disappointing and he goes from fans through to the chairman in that list, but 'we need to pick ourselves up now and we will do but we need to take a long hard look at ourselves now.'




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Date:Monday November 11 2013

Time: 7:38AM

 

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