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Brown: We were taught a lesson

11 April 2013

Brown bemoans individual errors as Blues lose 4-2 to Rochdale

Phil Brown felt that basic errors cost Blues as they were beaten 4-2 by Rochdale at Spotland on Wednesday night.

Blues boss Brown felt his side were unlucky to be trailing 1-0 at the break but was pleased to see his side respond immediately in the second-half.

But he was left disappointed come the end of the game as the hosts scored three goals in quick succession to seal the win.

He said: “We got a lesson in how to play football this evening on a surface that wasn’t very good to play football on.

“Rochdale did well to turn our two centre halves and played football in the right areas, unfortunately we played in the wrong areas and that cost us.

“I thought it was harsh that we went in 1-0 down at half-time but we did very well from a well worked set piece to get ourselves level.

“We had got ourselves back in the game but then basic individual errors seemed to just happen and that cost us massively.

“Barry Corr should’ve walked away with the match ball this evening and when you’ve got a striker who should’ve scored three and you still would not have won the game something is wrong.”

Corr was unlucky to see a header come back off the post at 2-1, and minutes later Blues were 3-1 down. Brown says that while the margins in football are fine, if you aren’t doing the basics right, it will cost you.

He added: “Margins in football, they are fine, but if you don’t get the basics right you don’t win games it’s as simple as that.

"It’ll be as difficult as we make it, we didn’t play the right way tonight. We made it difficult for ourselves."

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