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Kidd: We dropped two points

23 February 2015

Bury youth team manager, Ryan Kidd, believes his side were in control at half time and should have taken the three points.

Saturday saw Bury’s youth team make it ten games unbeaten in the league with a 2-2 draw against Blackpool, however speaking after the match manager Ryan Kidd believes it was two points dropped rather than one point gained. 

Ryan Kidd, said: “I think we’ve thrown away two points today, in terms of what we’re trying to do at the moment. We’re at the top of the league and we had the game at the scruff of the neck at half time.

“But we need to do the ugly side of the game which includes the second balls, headers in midfield, tracking runners, set pieces because they are what win you those types of games.”

Kidd felt that in the first half the team were the better side and went into half time deserved leaders, but their goal at the end of the half gave them a lift going into the second half which the Shakers couldn’t control.

He said: “We controlled the game first half in terms of possession. We had the wind on our backs, but I thought we played some excellent football.

“We went two-nil up just before half time, and I thought that was a comfortable lead. I was a bit wary of the elements going into the second half, but the thing that hurt us the most was that we conceded a corner right at half time.

“It was poor from our point of view; the build-up was a little bit naïve in terms of what we did in midfield.

“We gave them the chance to counter attack by losing the ball in midfield, they got a corner from it and then our man marking was poor and they punished us for it.

“Second half we had to kick into a very strong wind, so we had to try as hard as we could. However I think they got buoyed by getting the goal at half time and started pressing second half, and we never really got a foothold in the half.

“We weren’t chasing the game, but I think it was more of an even contest. Their second goal was very scrappy, poor defending from us again.

“Matt Foulds tried a clearance; their lad stuck his leg out, it’s bounced off of it and gone straight in the back of our net.”

Kidd spoke of his teams need to get the ugly side of games right, he feels they have done it well this season at times, but not every game.

“I just told the lads that we’re alright when it’s a nice game of football, but when the elements turn a little bit we need to scrap a bit more sometimes.

“We have done it at times this season, and well, but today I thought we surrendered a little bit in the second half and that’s unlike us.”

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