Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News

Town boss disappoint­ed by Cup defeat


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KEV Towey was left to lament defensive errors after Widnes crashed out of the Emirates FA Cup with a 3-0 loss at Glossop North End.

A Rory Fallon double handed Glossop a two-goal advantage at the break before Khius Metz completed the scoring from the spot early in the second half.

And joint-manager Towey admitted after the game that his side cannot legislate for defensive mistakes.

“It’s difficult to try and justify a performanc­e when you’ve been beaten 3-0,” Towey said.

“Yes, we’ve had periods of prolonged possession but ultimately that doesn’t mean anything - the only statistic that matters is the one on the scoreboard.

“We’ve made four mistakes in the whole game and we were punished three times. Owen [Wheeler] made a good save from the fourth one.

“Those errors are ultimately what it has come down to and we can’t legislate for mistakes. We can plan all we want but when mistakes happen, you can’t be prepared for that.”

Widnes had initially made a good start despite falling behind after four minutes, while Ben Wharton had a goal ruled out for handball with the scoreline poised at 1-0.

“Moments and goals changed games,” Towey added.

“Ben’s scored at 1-0 down and it’s handball – if it was the other way we’d be screaming for that decision.

“But we had some good chances. We created some really decent openings in the first half but our inability to keep the ball and our own errors has cost us.

“We lacked cutting edge and command of our own area which has swung the contest in Glossop’s favour.”

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Paul Watson/FJA Photograph­y ● Kev Towey
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