Date: 31st August 2014 at 3:04pm
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Manager James Beattie has said he’s not too downbeat following our loss yesterday to Bury.

Having led in the game and seen them reduced to ten men, we just didn’t capitalise on our first half showing and really put the game to bed whilst we were on top and it does mean that from our opening five games we only have one point to show for our efforts, but speaking to the press at full time following our most recent two one loss, Beattie believed there were far more positives to take from the game than negatives, and it’s all about constant improvement in our performances moving forward so we pick up the points we deserve.

‘There were some tremendous performances from the lads and everything went to plan in the first half. We did our homework on Bury, the lads stuck to the game plan magnificently and forced them to change at half time, to match us up.’

Beattie says that annoying for us when they did that it ‘threw us’ a touch and we didn’t react to their changes quick enough and went on to concede what was obviously the winning goal.

‘But the way we started, the foothold we had in the game, I thought we were the better team in the first half and for large parts of the second.’

All that was lacking was that second goal from us, because Beattie points to the fact that even when we conceded possession of the ball, Bury didn’t really penetrate the defence or open us up – they just took their chances well and that was ultimately the real difference in the game unfortunately.

The one big lesson for the side, as Beattie points out, is we really have to develop that ‘killer instinct’ when chances come our way, and he feels that if we do that we’ll soon turn results in our favour again.