Any­thing that could go wrong, went wrong!

Accrington Observer - - SPORT -

AS dis­ap­pointed as he was with the re­sult at Brad­ford City on Tues­day, John Cole­man said it was a day when any­thing that could go wrong did so.

“I didn’t think Brad­ford were three goals bet­ter than us but things can get out of con­trol and out of your hands,” he said.

“We con­ceded a sloppy goal very much against the run of play. We could have been two goals be­fore that, we’d missed two good chances and if you do that in this league then you get pun­ished.

“Brad­ford are on the crest of a wave at the minute, they are scor­ing goals, so if you give them chances you are go­ing to get pun­ished. We changed and shape and came out all guns blaz­ing in the sec­ond half but we con­ceded again. So ev­ery­thing that could go against us did but one thing we didn’t do is let the trav­el­ling fans down. We kept go­ing right to the end, cre­ated chances with ten men and forced the game, took the game to Brad­ford. Ad­mit­tedly, they could sit back and counter us be­cause they were 3-0 up, but we didn’t throw the towel in.

“We had three tech­ni­cal book­ings – one for dis­sent be­cause Billy Kee ran to the ref­eree af­ter the tackle on Sam Fin­ley, while five of their play­ers ran to the ref­eree af­ter the tackle by Zan­zala. They didn’t get booked.

“Con­nor Ri­p­ley was booked for kick­ing the ball away yet when their player smashes the ball 70 yards, they don’t get booked. Mark Hughes then places the ball down three yards from where the free-kick is and it’s a petu­lant book­ing by the ref­eree. It’s the ref­eree’s first year – he’ll learn from that. I’m sure his asses­sor will re­mind him he can man­age the game a lit­tle bit bet­ter than that.

“We weren’t beaten by of­fi­cials, we were beaten by our own slop­pi­ness, con­ced­ing a daft goal and then the send­ing off.”

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