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One of those days

Ardley upbeat despite loss

31 August 2019

Neal Ardley felt it was just ‘one of those days’ as Notts County slipped to a 3-1 defeat at Yeovil on Saturday afternoon.

The Magpies saw their four-match unbeaten run come to an end in Somerset, squandering a host of chances before Kristian Dennis eventually found a breakthrough from the penalty spot in stoppage time.

And although his side were beaten, Ardley was in a positive mood, feeling there wasn’t much missing from the performance.

“I’m disappointed to lose the game but I can’t fault a lot of it besides what happened in both boxes,” said the boss.

“The work between them was exceptional but it’s in the boxes where games are won and lost so it’s a bad result.

“It’s just one of those days. We had more chances than in our last match (against Chorley) and they were better ones today as well.

“The finishing was comical at times but the players are working hard and I believe we have goals in us.

“We have to get out of the habit of being unlucky, though. We feel like that today and recently against Wrexham we deserved to win but only took a point.”

Although Ardley was pleased with the number of chances his side created, he was unhappy to see the home side find the net three times.

“We’re disappointed with the goals we conceded,” he said. “Clean sheets are the bedrock of everything.

“Their first and second were similar in that we didn’t get the initial contact on the ball in our area.

“We have to cut that sort of thing out and stop conceding because there are goals in this team if we keep getting into the areas we did today.”

Notts are back in action at Meadow Lane on Tuesday, when they host Solihull Moors, and Ardley doesn’t want his side to dwell on the result in Somerset.

“We’ve got to get back on the horse and go again,” he added.

“If we can play the football we did today and create the same number of chances, I’d like to think we wouldn’t have two consecutive games where we miss as many as this afternoon.”


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