LAW RUES DEFENSIVE ERRORS
Sunday Apr 6, 2014
Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law refused to blame the decision (not to award a goal in the dying seconds when the ball appeared to cross the line) on his side not winning, he instead chose to ponder more frustrating defensive errors which have once again proved costly.
“The reaction of the players said it all. It’s disappointing, but it’s disappointing to have got to the point where we were hanging on that. We should probably have scored that any way.
“Mistakes have cost us again. You can’t keep making mistakes and we have done that again today.
“A point’s a point, but wanted three. It’s disappointing to have scored two at home and not won. I say it again, if you are going to keep making individual mistakes that we are making, you are not going to win games of football.
" I think we were the only team trying to win it, and look more likely to win it. They were only going to win it on the break or a mistake from us. And while you are doing that you are always leaving yourselves susceptible to the counter but we kept going, we kept putting the ball in the right areas.
"It was positive from Bradley Wood, he has had a shot, it has dropped down, he has hit it from 20 yards, it has got a deflection off John (Akinde) or their lad but that's what happens when you run into a ruck of players. If you don't shoot, you don't score.
"It would have been great if we could have got that goal in the last seconds of the game and it is salt in the wounds when the referee doesn't give it and then at the start of play, blows up.
"But at the end of the day that hasn't cost us, it is the errors we have made which have cost us."I don't think we have been denied them (the points). You are not going to be successful chucking points away. That is the top and bottom of it. We are ok scoring goals and we have put in some good performances.
"But you are not going to win games of football and you are not going to compete at the right end of the table if you keep conceding goals."