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Sendings off killed the game

Saturday Sep 6, 2014

 'When we went into the dressing room at half time two goals behind and two men down it left us with a mountain to climb,' Lambs boss Dale Belford said, with no degree of understatement, after the Vanarama North, Non League Day fixture at home to Chorley ended in a 3-0 defeat.

 'We'd had a lot of the play and created chances before the sending off of Shane Clarke but Chorley took advantage of a gap and then doubled their lead quickly so when Paul Green was dismissed it changed what I had to say in the dressing room drastically and, to be honest, killed the game as a spectacle in the second half.'


 'But credit to the remaining lads out there on the pitch in the second half they kept going and tried to get a way back into the game only to be hit on the counter attack late on', Dale continued.

 'With 14 day bans and injury (the extent of which is unknown at the time of writing) to Danny Sleath it means we'll have to mix things up at Gainsborough on Tuesday night. This game is becoming more of a results business season by season and I understand that fans get unsettled and feel the pressure, believe me we all do. If we had been able to get something today the table would be looking a lot different but we have to go away on Tuesday and try and get back in the race again.'

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