Thursday Mar 30, 2017
"We need some crazy results now."
Manager Andy Morrell caught up with Matt Panter of the Tamworth Herald to share his thoughts on the late defeat at Stockport County on Saturday.
“That's two in a week – I'd rather play badly and win," the Lambs boss admitted. “I thought we were great in the first half and stopped their threats. We kept the ball and moved it well. We created a couple of chances but you've got to take them when they come."
The Lambs were comfortable for the first 70 minutes, and held a 1-0 lead courtesy of Ross Dyer's first half header, before Stockport pressure forced a late collapse.
“In the second half we knew they were going to come at us. I told the lads that and they [Stockport] did that from the whistle. They kept turning us round and eventually we cracked with another set piece against us.We haven't defended it and its come back to bite us on the backside as we also then got hit by a sucker punch at the end."
It wasn't just the defending that had Morrell riled, he was disappointed with the non-award of a spot-kick in the first half.
“We should have had a penalty with a bit of shirt pulling and it changes the game. That's two now in two weeks and it's another game changer because if you go two-nil up they're dead and buried. But ultimately we've hurt ourselves today by not being able to clear the ball when it's in the box, and not stopping crosses."
Now seven points behind the play-offs Morrell is hoping for a good finish.
“It's going to be very difficult for us to get in there and we're going to need some crazy results for that to happen."