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Yates Baffled By Wimbledon Loss

Yates Baffled By Wimbledon Loss

Manager Mark Yates has said he was left bemused as to how we lost the game yesterday against AFC Wimbledon.

Cheltenham had a comfortable two nil lead in the game before somehow we let them come back into the match and actually take the lead themselves. We did get back on level terms though and then lost even a share of the points from a late injury time winner by them.

Speaking to the Official Site a somewhat soaked Yates was left scratching his head.

'I don't know how we lost that but somehow did. Do you know what? That was probably our best performance of the season bar three goals in three minutes without the ball going out of play and just from kick off. I am fuming but that probably just sums us up and our season. We were outstanding, comfortable and playing some really good football with chances galore.'

Yates adds that the speed to which the game changed was remarkable as he points to Jermaine McGlashan having the chance to put us three nil up, and then all of a sudden we are three two behind.

The most annoying thing is Yates knows he could've been sat there crediting how we fought back from that disappointment when we got ourselves back on level terms, but in the 96th minute we fail to deal with another cross and concede yet another 'ridiculous' goal and end up losing the game.

'Sometimes when you get beaten then the supporters can give the players or me a bit of stick and I understand that, but they have clapped us off at the end. It's really frustrating and hard to make sense of it to be honest. Somehow we have lost and you have got to give them the credit for having the fight to carry on but we have gifted them goals.'

All of the goals Yates says were avoidable and that we just weren't good enough in defence, and clearly undone all of the good work he did see us do because of that.

Pretty spot on really and certainly does sum up the season we have had so far. Just as soon as you think a corner has been turned and progress has been made we go and shoot ourselves in a match again in effect.

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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Sunday March 23 2014
Time: 9:26PM

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