Date: 18th February 2015 at 12:52am
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Manager Phil Brown has described our loss to Accrington as coming because the team looked ‘young and naive’ across the 90 minutes.

Having gone into the break scoreless, Accrington scored twice in the second period, leaving Barry Corr’s response to their second as merely a consolation strike, and speaking to the Official Site a disappointed gaffer explained.

‘I’m disappointed. We don’t like losing games and I think we looked young and naive out there. Accrington had a bit more nous than us. We conceded a goal through a long throw, which was basic. When Barry scored I thought we were on for a barnstorming finish. We lacked a bit of quality in the final third and I think we lacked a bit of knowledge and nous.’

A bigger disappointment was obviously the fact that these were the first goals we’ve conceded on home soil for a while, and had we taken victory we could’ve leapfrogged Wycombe Wanderers which had been the plan ahead of the game.

It is also six points from a possible nine, so Brown called on the team to get back to basics, doing those right and defending properly so we can kick on again.

With goalkeeper Ted Smith making his professional debut in the game, Brown says that he felt he had done particularly well on the day though, especially as his preparation for the game began less than two hours before kick off.

‘I thought Ted did well. I can remember my debut as if it was yesterday. I was trying to get Ted to relax. He’s got a good career in front of him and it’s always nice to give someone his debut. Ted made plenty of good decisions during the game, he responded very well to being thrown in at around 1.30pm.’

Now it’s about getting back to those basics and bringing it all together when we face Stevenage next week.

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