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Bowyer Laments Late Defeat

15 October 2016

Manager On 2-1 Loss To Accrington

Gary Bowyer couldn't hide his emotions following Blackpool's late 2-1 loss to Accrington Stanley, with the Seasiders having been a goal up. 

A Michael Cain free-kick, coming after the side had watched an earlier effort disallowed, was cancelled out by a penalty in controversial circumstances, prior to the home side scoring another deep in added time. 

Speaking post-match, here's what the manager had to say...     

The lead, decisions and defending. 

I've got to be careful with my choice of words because I don't want to get in trouble with the referees. We're winning 1-0 and we've already scored a good goal, which the video shows is onside, so the linesman got that one wrong. We still get another goal with the free-kick and then obviously the big turning point is the penalty that nobody else in the ground saw. If anything it is a foul on Tom Aldred. That gives them a lifeline, but then the lack of effort from one or two to stop their winner is incredible. 

We take the point, even though we've been on the end of some wrong decisions, but to not track your runners at the end is appalling. It comes down to natural effort and desire to be a winner and make sure you don't lose. 

Other opportunities and playing to the whistle. 

That's where we're just at at this moment in time. You can say all you like about the officials - and we have been done - but that doesn't excuse the winner in the last 20 seconds. You have to go to the 96th, 97th, 98th minute or whatever they decide to add. 


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