Frus­tra­tion at op­po­site ends

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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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●●Keith Hill

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