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Brown: Two valuable points dropped

21 September 2013

Phil Brown bitterly disappointed as Blues concede late equaliser at Bury

Phil Brown says Blues’ was extremely disappointed with his side as they failed to hold on to all three points against Bury at Gigg Lane.

Brown felt his side had thrown away two very valuable points after Anton Forrester scored in the 90th minute to earn the hosts a share of the spoils.

The manager said: “The showed naivety not to see the game out. Bury rarely caused us any problems, we created them ourselves.

“We must have given away 20 or 25 free-kicks in areas where they’d be able to put in a cross to our six yard box.

“Eventually that pressure will tell and that’s exactly what it did in the 90th minute, from another silly free-kick.

“We have thrown away two very valuable points. We should have seen the game out it’s as simple as that.

“We have shown already this season that we can see a game out and win it 1-0.

“We did it 11 vs 11 on the opening day of the season, and did it with ten men at Hartlepool, that is what is very frustrating.

“Two chances in the first half should have led to goals. Mark Phillips and Freddy Eastwood should have scored, and when it’s only 1-0 there’s always a chance.”

Brown refused to blame Ben Coker for his red card, adding: “Their lad has dived blatantly for Ben’s first yellow and then he handballs it on the half way line. The officials should have seen clearly the first was a dive.

“The reason we haven’t won today is because of the silly free-kick we’ve given away in the last minute of the game.”

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