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Flitcroft Frustrated with Exeter Result

9 February 2015

Manager, David Flitrcoft, was unhappy that the team couldn't finish the game in which they dominated.

After the match with Exeter City on Saturday, which saw the Shakers draw 1-1, manager David Flitcroft showed his frustration with the result after his side dominated the majority of the game.

He felt that the team lacked that fighting quality to finish off the match, and get the deserved win.

Talking after the match, Flitcroft said: “I think you’re always frustrated with a game if you don’t win.

“But we’ll analyse it on Monday and probably look back and say we’ve played some good football and tried to produce winning football, but we’ve just not been able to finish them off.

“We lacked that ruthless edge to take a team out of their misery, because we were  like the boxer that doesn’t finish off somebody in the seventh round. It needed finishing off and I don’t think Exeter would have come back from it.”

Flitcroft believes that the team weren’t clinical enough in front of goal to put away the countless chances they created.

He said: “We’ve created a hell of a lot of chances today, especially with our final third entries and box entries. I think at times the quality wasn’t just what I wanted it to be or as productive.

“In the first half it took them forty minutes to get into our own half, they had a shot from a free-kick that hit the bar which we didn’t react to but that was the first time in the game.

“We’ve dominated an Exeter team that like to get the ball down and play, in their own sense they’re a possession based football team.

“They couldn’t handle what we had to throw at them, but I’m just disappointed with the last bit, we had so many chances. 

“Danny Nardiello had a fantastic chance; he’s the only player on the pitch that you’d want it to fall too after scoring his first one with an exquisite header but he couldn’t get it in.

“The only tinge of disappointment I’ve got is that in the final third when they put in a cross or it’s gone in there for a scramble later on, we’ve got to have some people who can put their head and bodies across. 

“That’s something we’ll analyse and look at but certainly in terms of the game we’ve done more than enough to influence it today.”

Watch the full interview on the Bury FC Network here.

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