Writer: Site Staff
Date:Friday March 28 2014
Following the two nil midweek loss to high flying Scunthorpe United, manager Mark Yates was left ruing the soft goals we conceded again.
Back to back losses again weren't what anyone wanted, but it seems our achilles heel came to the fore again and we were ultimately sloppy in defence and that was all the manager could really focus on at full time.
Speaking to the Official Site following the match, Yates said he thought that for the first 44 minutes we were perfectly in the game and slowly starting to get on top in the match and dictate like he knows we can, but then as seems to have happened all too often this season, everything then kind of went to pot.
'The manner in which we conceded two freekicks was cheap. We had a little bit of a spell at the start of the second half and then Winnall scores again. It's disappointing but we shouldn't be conceding goals like that. We get a penalty to get us back in the game, we miss it and that just sums us up because we pretty much go out tamely.'
The marked difference again all season for Yates is obvious, in our spells on top we did little with it that mattered, and then we go and concede the momentum which is always a double blow.
'Steve Elliott picked up an ankle knock and we could've taken him off but we decided to stick him up top to keep him on the pitch. It was a sorry tale for the last 15 minutes because we didn't get a head of steam and have a go. They scored in our best spell and that has been a problem for us this year because we have conceded when on top in games.'
Yates says he can't say we were dominant but we were certainly giving as good as we got, and on another day we could've scored a few but we have days like that where we don't score any and end up paying for it.
'We give them a goal in the 45th minute. I'm not sure when the second was but it was another gift. The marking is not good enough. They are cheap goals but we have to go again.'
With seven games left all the gaffer can call on the squad to do is try and get better, tighten up, defend better, take our chances - and well basically do what we did the last few seasons but seem to have forgotten how to do this season.
It's been said all season though hasn't it.
Date:Friday March 28 2014
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