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We were unlucky - Dempster

27 November 2013

Skipper John Dempster believes our side will soon return to winning ways despite our 1-0 defeat at Burton Albion last night.

Substitute Billy Kee headed in a controversial goal on 79 minutes, to earn the Brewers three points, which consolidates their place in the Sky Bet League Two play-off zone.

Dempster believes we were unlucky not to achieve at least a point, especially as Lee Beevers appeared to be pushed in the build up to Kee’s winner.

“(Lee) Beevers was in the perfect position to defend the cross and their centre forward has blatantly pushed him in the back, before the ball has gone into the back of the net,” said Dempster.

“I said to the player at the time that it was a foul and he agreed. 

“I don’t want to make excuses. We had a couple of opportunities to score and we deserved a clean sheet, but it wasn’t to be.

“When a blatant decision goes against you and the game has been a tight match, after you have given 100%, it’s disappointing.  

“I’m sure the referee didn’t mean to make the mistake, but in my opinion he has made one.”

Meanwhile, the centre-back is confident heading into our home game against Morecambe on Saturday.

He added: “It hurts when you’re not winning football matches, because that is what we have been used to doing at this football club over a long period of time.

“Judging by [last night’s] performance and the effort levels, I’m sure we will be okay.

“We need to believe in what we are doing and be a strong defensive unit as we were [last night]. We need to start scoring a few goals. That said, Saturday we did score four at Fleetwood, but conceded five. 

“We’re not getting the rub of the green at the minute. We’re not making excuses, but we had a rough patch towards the end of last season and put that right over a period of time, and I expect us to do exactly the same again this season.”


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