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Poor goals to concede

6 August 2016

Notts County manager John Sheridan was disappointed with the sloppy nature of the goals his side conceded at Yeovil Town this afternoon.

The Magpies were beaten 2-0 on the opening day of the Sky Bet League Two season after first-half goals from Kevin Dawson and Otis Khan.

And Sheridan was unhappy with the manner in which those decisive strikes occurred.

Speaking after the match, the manager said: "Very poor goals - you can't concede like that. I don't think we actually played that badly but we lost the game.

"It's about putting the ball in the back of the net and you can't start playing after you go 2-0 down - the opposition are going to sit back and try to consolidate their lead. 

"It's obviously a disappointing start - first game of the season, you want to hit the ground running as quickly as you can."

Sheridan was however encouraged by Notts' second-half performance, boosted by substitute appearances from Vadaine Oliver, Alan Smith and Graham Burke.

He said: "I'm not frightened of taking any player off - I had to change it and I thought the lads who came on did OK. Big Oliver was a handful - I thought he put himself about.

"I thought we had a go in the second half - we took the game to them - but we've lost the game 2-0. I'm not making any excuses. I'm the manager and I've got to look at things. 

"We've got to pick ourselves up, try and win the cup game on Tuesday and then we have two home games - so we'll try and lift ourselves and get some results."

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