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Gaffer post-match

17 March 2014

Micky unhappy after Vale throw away a two-goal lead

Micky Adams was again disappointed with his side’s defending after Vale threw away a two-goal lead against Coventry on Sunday afternoon.

The Valiants went in front after 27 seconds and when they added a second goal in the 73rd minute three points looked an almost certainty.

But the home side soon pulled a goal back and finally earned themselves an unlikely point when they levelled two minutes into stoppage time to leave Vale red-faced.

Micky Adams said after the game:  “I think we have to feel disappointed with what we have done there, particularly for their two goals.

“We have not defended the set piece well and then secondly not had any help from the referee.

“ It was clearly a foul on Jennison Myrie-Williams but then I have two defenders on Wilson, and he has a little bit of luck and managed to shrug one of the ball and nutmegged the other then he was through on goal and was never going to miss an opportunity like that.

“Defensively we got that wrong and it is a real shame because we put a real shift on.

“Up until the last 10 minutes we looked comfortable. We were defending as well as we should do, but then they switched off again.

“It is unbelievable defending. I think when the players see what they have done in the last 10 minutes they will be embarrassed because we should be seeing games out like that.

“They are frustrated but not as frustrated as we are and our supporters are.”

“I thought the game plan was okay, apart from the first 10 minutes where their shape caused a few problems.

“We gradually got into the game and turned them around as best we could. I thought Ben Williamson and Tom Pope were a handful and we should have won the game.”

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