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McDonald Disappointed With Defeat

31 October 2015

Manager Reflects On Seven-Goal Game at Bury

Neil McDonald was disappointed not to see Blackpool take a point from a game that saw seven goals at Bury.

The manager watched on as his side fought back from 4-1 down to finish up losing 4-3, with Clark Robertson and Jack Redshaw adding to a Mark Cullen strike.   

"We conceded four goals in the first-half, three from set-plays and the other was a 35-yarder. I've not seen that before in my life," he told the official website. "We've created seven chances ourselves and scored two in the first-half and won the second-half 1-0. We just couldn't find that fourth goal to get a deserved point.

"That sounds strange considering that we've conceded four goals but they never out-passed us and never got through us."

Showing resilience to push for a way back, the 84th spot-kick from Redshaw came a little too late to set up a proper grandstand finish.  

"We stuck at our task, we certainly didn't fold and we created lots of chances. I'm disappointed we've only scored three goals ourselves.

"We got the second one before half-time which keeps the pressure on, we just needed to get that third one a little bit earlier to give us that bit of momentum. It's always a tough ask after we conceded the four goals we conceded in the first-half and I'm bitterly disappointed about that."

The players will now look to get back to winning ways at Bradford City on Tuesday night, in a rearranged game that was due to take place earlier this month. 

"We've got to lick our wounds, we've got to come in and show a little bit more focus from set-plays and shots from 35-yards, and then we've got to play our football and create chances. If we can put both of them together then we've got a good chance of taking points at Bradford," McDonald added. 

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