James Tose after Sandbach

“Keep Working Hard And Keeping Our Heads Down”

I spoke to City boss James Tose following his side’s narrow defeat to Sandbach at Gillford Park on Saturday. This is what he had to say on the game:

“We’ve came up against a good team today, and it was as simple as that. There wasn’t much in the game, not much between the two teams. We had a couple of chances, arguably the better chances in the game-And we probably should have made it 1-1 at the end, but we have been beaten by a very poor decision from the referee in the first half.”

Speaking about being on the wrong end of some unlucky decisions in recent weeks, James spoke about his frustration:

“It’s incredibly frustrating, especially as today’s official has already cost us a game this season. With the penalty, the lad kicked the floor, threw himself on it and screamed in the air. The ref, who was five yards away, should have the ability to spot what has happened. Even the opposition’s players were laughing at the ref.”

“At that time of the game we were on top, and looked the most threatening whilst being in control. However, goals change games and it completely changed the whole momentum of the game.”

With the availability of both experienced strikers Michael Reed and Ryan Errington today, as well as Rob McCartney and David Renyard in the attacking line, City still couldn’t find the net, the manager commented on that:

“It might be a little bit of composure which is letting us down. Maybe, some good goal keeping as well to try and get past him today. At the end of the day, we probably deserved a point out of the game. In the second half, Sandbach did well to hold up the game with some help from the referee as well. It is frustrating as the conditions did not help, the wrong side of a poor decision, it wasn’t in our favour.”

“This was a big game today for the play offs, Sandbach took three points off a potential play off rival. If we took three points from them, it would put us much closer. It’s going to be uphill but we have to keep going, it’s not like the lads are playing poorly-They’re not. It’s just a case of taking chances and keep working hard, keep our heads down and sticking together, I’m sure we’ll be alright.”

By Will Stuart

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