Boss fumes at lost battles

Manager’s reaction after frustrating Chorley defeat…

Mark Yates

MARK Yates rued the amount of individual battles his team lost on Saturday in going down 3-0 at Chorley. 

Harriers were able to offer only flashes and moments of quality at Victory Park as the hosts, ultimately, eased to a comfortable victory.

Yates watched on as his charges were taught a painful lesson by the well-organised Magpies – his frustration evident after the game.

Speaking soon after the final whistle, he said:  “Credit to them -that’s why they’re top of the table – they have a system and they play to their strengths.

“I’m trying to get my players to do certain things, but I am not sure if it is necessarily within their mindset to want to do it all the time, and to keep believing in it.

“Football is never perfect, but if you keep trying to do the right things then you’ve got a chance….” Mark Yates

“Football is never perfect, but if you keep trying to do the right things then you’ve got a chance.

“We didn’t do that enough times today. We lost too many individual battles and, obviously, lost the main battle as a team.

“Only two or three of my players, one of them the ‘keeper, can hold their hands up and say ‘I did alright today.’

“When you’re only winning three battles on the pitch out of eleven, you’re not going to win games.”

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