James Tose after Cammell Laird

“Dust Ourselves Down And Put It Right”

I spoke to Carlisle City boss James Tose following his side’s loss to fellow play-off hopefuls Cammell Laird on Saturday. This is what he had to say on the game:

“We got caught by going two-nil down, but we came to a place which we hadn’t been before and we didn’t really know much about them. We didn’t know whether they were a passing team, or direct-We found out early doors that they were the latter.”

“They put us under pressure in the first half and we got caught out. The pitch didn’t really help us either today so we had to adapt as quickly as we could. But in spells, especially in the final third, we caused them problems even though things weren’t falling for us. We just couldn’t get a good connection on the ball; another thing which let us down today was the standard of the ball.”

“When you come to a football match you don’t expect the balls to be flat, which would be quite embarrassing. Fair play to them in the game though, they took their chances. We tried to get back into the game and I thought we had equalised when Jamie Heath tried to chip the keeper, and when David Renyard had a chance.”
“I think it was just a day where anything just fell to our opponents’ feet. It happened across the 90 minutes and I was a little bit disappointed with how the ref handled the game in the second half, and that really topped off his performance when you give a penalty for a blatant dive in the 94th minute.”

“At the same time, we’ve came here and it has been a battle; we knew it was going to be a hard game. We have been on the end of a little bit of bad luck, but we lacked something today and I’m sure we’ll just have to learn to win these tough games.”

On the early injury to Aaron Bradbury, James updated us on the situation:
“His ankle is quite swollen which is a big negative and it looks like he could be out for 3-4 weeks at a minimum. Which is disappointing as he is someone who has been fantastic and also consistent. He hasn’t really missed a game and players like that are hard to come by. Nevertheless, we will have to dust ourselves down and put it right.”

By Will Stuart

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