Robins is fum­ing at Daniels mad­ness

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE - By Matt Wright

A MO­MENT of mad­ness by Scun­thorpe goal­keeper Luke Daniels meant there was no way back for the visi­tors at Bur­ton and his man­ager Mark Robins felt he had let his side down.

The Iron were al­ready a goal down at the Pirelli Sta­dium when Daniels stupidly thrust his fore­arm into Mark Duffy's face in re­tal­i­a­tion for a per­ceived foul and was sent off as a re­sult.

It lead to Lu­cas Akins dou­bling the Brew­ers' lead as they got their firstever sea­son in the third tier off to a great start although that in­ci­dent en­sured vic­tory was more com­fort­able than it would have been.

Robins said: "Luke's got to take his medicine for that and he knows how I feel.

“He’s ob­vi­ously apolo­getic to ev­ery­body but he's let him­self down and he's let us down and he's given them a penalty off the back of it.

“We’ve gifted them both goals and in fair­ness we are bet­ter than we’ve shown although I'm not tak­ing any­thing away from Bur­ton who I thought worked their socks off.

“It was dis­ap­point­ing to lose the two play­ers we lost in the first half to in­jury be­cause they’re go­ing to be out for months rather than weeks and they're in­juries we can well do with­out.”

Bur­ton should have been ahead in the third minute when Duffy dis­pos­sessed Stephen Daw­son to go through and slice waste­fully wide.

Phil Ed­wards then al­most gifted Scun­thorpe the lead as he di­verted Tom Hopper’s low cross against his own post be­fore the hosts scram­bled it away.

But Stu­art Beavon didn't pass up his op­por­tu­nity ten min­utes af­ter the restart when, af­ter bat­tling to win Tom Nay­lor's pass into the box, he slid a low shot into the net.

Daniels then shot him­self in the foot when he need­lessly lashed out at Duffy in the area, which saw him right­fully sent off and Akins rolled in the re­sult­ing penalty.

Scun­thorpe pulled a goal back three min­utes into stop­page time when Char­lie Goode, signed in the sum­mer from Hen­don, squirmed in a header from Gary McSh­ef­frey's cor­ner. Bur­ton man­ager Jimmy Floyd Has­sel­baink said:“We looked re­ally good at times and at the end I thought we looked the stronger team.

“In the last five min­utes I thought that we had another gear and that's needed.

“I think that we're not the fin­ished prod­uct and we’re still work­ing hard to get bet­ter but we've made a very good start and that is what we need in or­der to keep on pro­gress­ing as a team.

“In the first half we were miss­ing chances but I will not fault that - I will only fault them if they are not there be­cause you al­ways have to be there.”


R Bur­ton


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