Matt Doherty reflects on the Crawley defeat and how it feels to lose with a fluke goal
“It feels like a kick in the teeth, none of us are happy with conceding a last minute goal like that, none of us think it was a shot, it’s a cross that’s just gone in – just as it did against Swindon. It’s hard to take after we had just fought our way back into the game. To see a goal like that in the 94th minute is hard to take.
We pretty much dominated the second half, but conceded another goal – which was my fault. We fought our way back into it with two good goals and we thought we would go on and win the game but to concede like that is heart-breaking.
When you are down then things happen, that’s what the gaffer has told us. That’s the way it seems at the moment, I don’t know if that was us in that situation – would it have gone in, more than likely straight over the bar, it just kicks you when you are down.
Apparently Nicky Adams has admitted it was a cross, he had no choice but to admit it was a cross, but it’s just the way it’s happening at the moment.
We can take the positives in the second half; I thought we were the best team. Even though we conceded the two goals, we were definitely the better team. Apart from their two goals, they didn’t create much.
It’s almost too easy to get past us at the moment; there are a lot of individual errors. My mistake today was a bad one, I’ve tried to head it but it’s come off my face and fell to them. They were a couple of flukey goals, it’s not as though they carved us open. They haven’t got in behind us throughout the game.
I’ve settled in fine, since day one. The boys are all sound and I have been welcomed with open arms. They are a good bunch of lads and I am enjoying it though obviously I’ve made a mistake at Crawley on Saturday.
I’ve got three months here, which is better than just the one month. I’m here until January so I can get a lot more games in. I like the buzz of playing first team games and I’ve come to Bury to play games. If I don’t get back in the side at Wolves when I go back, and Bury want me back, then I’d happily come back. I do like the way they do things here at Bury.
We need that first win, we know that we can then kick on and we’ve said to each other that we have to win the game on Tuesday. We fancied ourselves on Saturday, we fancy ourselves to win every game but it’s just not happened so far – our time will come.
Things like this just happen when you’re at the bottom of the table like this. It didn’t happen to Crawley. We’ve put crosses in, they’ve gone wide or over the bar. They put a cross in and it goes in from the last kick of the game. You can’t even explain that.
I don’t know a lot about Carlisle, though they will want to bounce back from their heavy defeat on Saturday. We need to not worry about them and just concentrate on our own game. We are all confident that we can get out of this, it’s only the start of the season.
There is a lot of points to play for but we know that we will be fine.”
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