Latics almost steal all three points

Last updated : 04 March 2007 By The Chairman
The Latics conceded a late goal at Brunton Park which deprived them of their first win in five outings. They took the lead early on through Chris Taylor, who recorded his first ever goal for the Latics. If they could have held out another three minutes they would have secured a priceless three points in their quest for automatic promotion. As it is, they are looking more likely to be involved in the play-offs providing that the result at Carlisle can kick-start a revival.

Boss John Sheridan told the press, "I'm very disappointed with the goal and it's starting to get on my nerves now. I told the lads at half time to stop conceding silly free-kicks, but I don't think people are listening because they carried on doing it and it cost us. What annoys me is that we actually gave away more free kicks in the second half. Some of the players just aren't listening. Maybe they think they know better. The header for the goal was far too easy and we have to realise that sometimes it's better to play ugly and clear your lines rather than trying to pass our way out of trouble."

"I was actually quite pleased with the way we played. To come to a place like Carlisle and get a point is a good result. We started very well, but after the goal we got really sloppy and just didn't pass the ball around as much. They didn't really cause us many problems from open play so in that sense it's two points thrown away, but I'm certainly not disappointed with the performance."