Rochdale 2-1 Preston North End
Gutted I think the word is. We tried our best but
in the end I think Rochdale were just too street wise for us.
Two mistakes from our point of view also cost us dearly but saying
that I just think Rochdale were to just too clever for us on
the day. We tried our best to play the beautiful game and part
way through the second half we did get a hold of the game, but
unfortunately their second goal knocked us back on our heels
and we never really recovered from that moment.
Like our defeat against Tranmere our passing let us down when
we really needed to keep possession and that's something for
all of you to work on. I could not fault any player for lack
of effort but the league is a lot tougher this year and any
mistake you make get punished. For us to move on we have
cut these out
and also try and retain the ball more. I feel we are giving
it away to cheaply.
It was good to see Chris Chambers back and he worked hard as
always but my man of the match goes to Mike Wilson. Mike had
a slow start to the game but after that he got some vital tackles
in and was always looking to push on to support the front lads.
Well done Mike
So it’s another defeat for us one that I don't think we
deserved like we didn't deserve to get beat by Tranmere but look
at all those four goals we conceded in those two games and you
will see that everyone could and should been prevented by us.
Hopefully we have known learnt from those errors and in the
future if teams are going to score passed us let them do
without a helping hand from us. Thanks to all the players for
your efforts yesterday and well done to Rochdale who took the
honours in a hard fought match.
Howard - Mike
Jonny - Steve - Jimmy
H - Andy
, Pesch, Chats