Sheri­dan lets rip as County slump again

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE - By Leigh Cur­tis

JOHN Sheri­dan slammed his Notts County side as their rel­e­ga­tion fears deep­ened with de­feat to Carlisle.

The Mag­pies lost their eighth straight league game de­spite hav­ing come from be­hind to take the lead against Keith Curle’s side.

Char­lie Wyke had given the vis­i­tors the lead, but goals from Jon Stead and Jonathan Forte had seem­ingly put Sheri­dan’s side in com­mand.

But Jabo Ibehre lev­elled be­fore half-time and in the sec­ond half, it was the vis­i­tors who snatched the win when Ja­son Kennedy flicked in Tom Miller’s long throw.

Mag­pies boss Sheri­dan blasted: “If you can’t keep the ball out of the net then you have no chance. That’s eight on the spin we’ve lost so I am not go­ing to pa­tro­n­ise peo­ple,” he said.

“It’s just not good enough. We were in the game hav­ing con­ceded first and credit to the play­ers for get­ting us back into it. We went 2-1 in front, but then the goal we con­ceded be­fore half­time knocked us back a bit.

“But at that point we are still in the game. How­ever the sec­ond half was a to­tal nonen­tity. There was just noth­ing there.

“We cre­ated so many prob­lems for our­selves and I will blame my­self be­cause I pick the team.

“But the de­ci­sion mak­ing from the team through­out the sea­son has been sham­bolic.”

Carlisle boss Keith Curle was de­lighted with the win against the team he used to man­age as it kept his side’s pro­mo­tion chase at full throt­tle.

“There were cer­tain as­pects of our game that I was very happy with,” he said. “I thought we looked a threat, but then there are el­e­ments of our game I didn’t like. Some of our de­ci­sion mak­ing and com­pet­i­tive­ness in key ar­eas could have been bet­ter. But in the sec­ond half, I thought we showed a lot more so­lid­ity and dom­i­nance in our de­fend­ing.

“We started the game very well, got the goal, which we de­served and could have po­ten­tially gone two or three nil up.

“That would have been a dif­fer­ent game, but we showed good char­ac­ter by go­ing a goal be­hind and then lev­el­ling be­fore half-time.

“That was im­por­tant be­cause goals change games and mind­sets of play­ers and sup­port­ers and in the sec­ond half we weren’t go­ing to get beat.

“We showed re­silience and char­ac­ter to show that con­ced­ing two goals wasn’t go­ing to af­fect us in how we went about the game.”

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