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Alexander's Doncaster Rovers reaction

29 August 2015

Coppinger and Main netted Rovers' goals

Fleetwood Town manager Graham Alexander gave an honest assessment of his side’s defeat at the hands of Doncaster Rovers this afternoon.

James Coppinger put Rovers ahead on the quarter hour mark as he flicked a free kick beyond Chris Maxwell before Curtis Main doubled the advantage.

Defeat in South Yorkshire ended the Cod Army’s two game winning streak, and they now turn their attentions to back-to-back home games against Rochdale and Bradford City.

Alexander said: “It’s a game we lost through a little bit of care. The first goal was a cheap free kick to give away but they had a touch of fortune with the way it went in.

“That sort of gave them a lift after a bad week and I just feel that we probably over committed after conceding the first.

“We tried to get back in the game too soon but that’s the positive mindset of the players because they want to attack teams and commit bodies forward.

“Unfortunately we were done on the break for the second goal and that put a different complexion on the opposition.

“We just didn’t find the breakthrough that we needed, but it wasn’t through a lack of play or commitment to the game.

“We dominated for large parts in the second half but couldn’t quite put the finishing touch to the opportunities we’d created.

“If we’ve been beaten by a team that are superior to us then we can take that on the chin and that’s no disrespect to Doncaster at all.

“I thought for the majority of the game we were the better team, but goals change games and get results. We didn’t get the break.

“We broke into their box on a number of occasions in the second half but couldn’t just find that bit of quality to get us a goal.”



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