Frustration at opposite ends
KEITH Hill was left frustrated with Rochdale’s defending and finishing as his side fought back from 3-1 down to claim a 3-3 draw at Scunthorpe.
Despite playing reasonably well in the opening 45 minutes at Glanford Park, Dale passed up several opportunities to score and found themselves 2-0 down at the interval having conceded two sloppy goals.
Two Ollie Rathbone strikes brought the game level after the break but within minutes of equalising, Dale conceded a third.
Matty Gillam levelled once again and the visitors had a great chance to to be a good performance between the two sides in don’t see that, they just who was brought from an the first half was that we see what they want to see. during the first half. individual,” he said. didn’t put our opportunities “The free kicks we’ve “I thought Ollie Rathbone
“If I microscope it, I away. We had good given away is a lack of had a good game know deep down that opportunities – we got in individual discipline and from the start – it’s just they’ve not done what behind and we got in not doing the basics – unfortunate that we are they’re supposed to do. between – but we fluffed staying in the game, having to change things,”
“Regardless of the fightback, our lines in front of goal, avoiding contact, making said Hill. “Zach Clough regardless of the and the score line at halftime sure that you’re tackling got a yellow card and was three goals, regardless of flatters the opponent. and intercepting and fortunate to stay on the the multiple opportunities making sure that you’re pitch. That’s not me, that’s on target, we failed to “There wasn’t much doing your job. Zach Clough. I have got convert those opportunities, wrong with the way we “To push somebody in potentially a warning from and the biggest sin of played in the first half, but the back in wide areas of the fourth official that it claim all three points late all is individually not protecting we gifted Scunthorpe a the pitch means that you could have been a second on when Aaron Wilbraham our own goal. two goal start. don’t want to run as hard yellow and then we are 2-0 had the goal at his “We were a small side “We got ourselves back as the opponent.” down and facing another mercy only to blaze over without MJ Williams into the game and then we Zach Clough started his free kick. the top. (slight knee twist) and give them another gift. first league game for Dale “We got it wrong a little
It left Hill contemplating Ryan Delaney (international Great delivery from setplays having scored on his bit today, but with the what might have been. duty), so it was from the opposition, home debut four days courage that the boys have
“I’m disappointed with important that we but there was a total lack earlier in the Checkatrade shown in the fightback, if today and disappointed defended with intent – but of responsibility from Trophy clash against Bury. I’m being honest, we with all of the players, irrespective we didn’t. individuals, and, unfortunately, But it was a short-lived should have won the of what you consider “The only difference our supporters league bow for the striker game.”
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