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Bowley: We didn't deserve to lose the game

12 October 2014

The youth team coach felt his side were unlucky

Fleetwood Town’s youth team coach Mark Bowley admitted that his side were unlucky to lose at home to Bury on Saturday.

In a game of fine margins, a first half goal from Hayden Fisher gave the Shakers all three points, despite the best efforts of the Cod Army.

Town had several chances at goal on Saturday, and will consider themselves unfortunate not to come away with anything following a valiant performance.

After the game, Bowley spoke to the Club’s official website and stated that the youngsters did not deserve to lose the game.

"We were in the game for the full 90 minutes. I don't think we deserved to lose the game, but also, we didn't deserve to win it, so a draw would have probably been a fair result.

"We've had to rely on school lads again, Owen Bridge is from Fleetwood and he got some playing time for a bit this morning, and he did well when he came on.

"Overall on the day, they (Bury) weren't much better than us going off the balance of play, but we didn't get the rub of the green when chances came our way.

"As a whole, I thought we pressed well but sloppy mistakes let us down again in the important moments, and you can't do that at this level."

Bowley was full of praise for full-backs Danny Vile and Danny Williams, who both impressed in the Fleetwood Town back four during the defeat.

"Full-backs Danny Vile and Danny Williams were outstanding.

"Both of them restricted the Bury team to few chances during the game itself, and they can hold their heads high."

Town’s youngsters must now prepare themselves for vital clashes against Morecambe and Accrington Stanley in the coming weeks.

"We have two massive games ahead of us against two sides who are lower in the league than us.

“The league game against Morecambe and the FA Youth Cup game against Accrington are key games if we want to bounce back, so we'll keep our fingers crossed."

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