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It's not good enough

8 April 2013

Town skipper Scott Davies says Town ‘failed to compete all over the field’ in the 3-0 defeat against Rochdale at Highbury.

By Sam Gilliland

Town skipper Scott Davies says Town ‘failed to compete all over the field’ in the 3-0 defeat against Rochdale at Highbury.

Saturday’s visitors, 16th in the nPower League 2, took an early lead through Ian Henderson’s strike before George Donnelly and Jason Kennedy completed the win for Dale. Andy Mangan missed the chance to halve the deficit when Josh Lillis saved the striker’s penalty, and Nathan Pond was also sent off, but Davies believes the game was already over by then. Town’s goalkeeper said: “We got beat because we didn’t defend all over the field, not because of the penalty or sending off. “We were second best in the tackle and a yard slower than them [Rochdale]. “It’s disappointing because we gave ourselves a great chance to reach the playoffs with our recent performances, and the other results went our way. The least you can do as a professional footballer is compete.” The Cod Army remain three points behind Exeter in 7th with only three games left, but have a played a game more than their playoff rivals. Bradford and Chesterfield are also among the chasing pack, with games in hand on Fleetwood as well, and Davies know Town’s playoff hopes remain out of their hands. “I think the playoffs are gone now but we’ll prepare as we always do. “We’ll come in and watch the Rochdale game back because it’s not good enough. It’s not fair on the fans and the people in charge, so we’ll take it game by game and hopefully take maximum points.

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