Sheridan lets rip as County slump again
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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