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Adams: A Game Of Two Halves

25 October 2012

Coach disappointed after FA Youth Cup exit...

Youth team coach Brett Adams felt that if his side’s first half performance had matched their second, they would be in the next round of the FA Youth Cup. 

Despite taking a first half lead against Lincoln City youth team through Romello Nangle's long-range hit, the Imps moved in front with two goals before the break. 

Another early into the second period made it 3-1 and Nangle’s second three minutes from time proved to be too little too late for the Magpies. 

Adams was disappointed for his players after an improved second half showing. 

He said: “We didn’t start very sharply and we didn’t do ourselves any real justice, because we prepared right and we thoroughly gone through things.
“It’s disappointing to go out, we feel we are as good as Lincoln and that was evident in the last half an hour.
“If you don’t start games right and you make sloppy mistakes, inevitably you will lose games.
“Romello’s finish was fantastic and that’s why he is up there but maybe one of two others haven’t done enough on the night.

“We are out of a very prestigious cup competition, but we will remain positive as there is still things to play for and they still have time to get themselves a contract.
“The players are devastated, so am I for them, I’ve got a close relationship with these lads and they are upset. 

“They will have to take responsibility and maybe if we had given that bit extra then maybe they will still be in the FA Youth Cup.”

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