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BOWYER FRUSTRATED FOLLOWING CHELTENHAM DEFEAT

18 September 2019

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Gary Bowyer was left frustrated after his Bantams departed Gloucestershire empty-handed, having suffered a 3-2 defeat at Cheltenham Town last night.

City took the lead at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium shortly after the interval, before a frantic 20 minutes saw their three-match unbeaten run halted.

Bowyer, however, believes his side deserved to take more from the game.

He said: "I am staggered with how we have not been able to take anything from the game.

"When you come away from home, and score two goals, you expect to be taking at least a point home.

"All three goals were poor ones to concede, so we are really disappointed.

"We were devastating on the counter attack and could have easily scored more goals than we did.

"It was one of them games which left me a little baffled and I am very disappointed to have come away with nothing."

In a first half where Bowyer’s men were presented with several goal-scoring opportunities, the City chief insisted the final result could easily have been much different.

The Bantams boss was pleased with how his side performed in the opening 45 minutes as well as identifying how his players can improve.

"In terms of chances created, we were good in the first half and probably unlucky not to be in front,” Bowyer added.

"Ben Richards-Everton had a chance cleared off the line, Clayton Donaldson had one he did not connect with properly and James Vaughan went close with a header.

"Cheltenham had a lot of possession and played some nice football, but we kept them in front of us, and Richard O’Donnell maybe only had one save to make.

"We were a bit too nice, at times. We have to be better in both boxes and be ruthless, both in attack and defence."

Bowyer’s side return to the Utilita Energy Stadium on Saturday, hosting Carlisle United (3.00pm). CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.


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