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Manager left furious after Oldham defeat

6 September 2014

Fleetwood Town boss not happy after trip to Boundary Park

Graham Alexander was left furious with a decision that he says cost his Fleetwood Town side a share of the spoils at Oldham this afternoon.

The boss vented his anger afterwards and insisted that Steven Schumacher’s foul on Danny Philliskirk was not a penalty.

Jonathan Forte converted the resulting spotkick which meant Town fell to their first league defeat of the campaign.

Alexander said: “It clearly wasn’t a penalty and it was just a culmination of what was going on throughout the first half all over the pitch.

“Every time an Oldham player hit the deck the crowd cheered up and they gave the decision in their favour. It has cost us the game.

“They get 10 free kicks in the first half and only two to us and it’s just not right.

“The opposition don’t need a helping hand and that’s what they’re getting. It’s continuous and that’s why we get so agitated.”

“We’ve had six League One games and we’ve only conceded three goals, two penalties and a free kick, and it shows that each player is working so hard to keep the opposition down to limited opportunities.

“And I’m disappointed for the players and that’s what hurts. We go back with a bitter taste in our mouths.”

“My players have worked so hard this week and our fans have come to support their team, and they’re going back talking about a decision that shouldn’t have been made.”

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