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Bad Goals Killed Us

Nance Reflects on Central League Defeat

5 March 2019

ARGYLE first-team coach Kevin Nancekivell was understandably disappointed after his side fell to their first defeat in the Central League this season.

A rampant MK Dons notched five without retort at Home Park on Tuesday. Former Exeter City forward David Wheeler grabbed a hat-trick, while Stephen Walker and Robbie Simpson added the other two. 

“You don’t want to lose 5-0 against anybody with any team, we are disappointed,” said Nance. “MK Dons had a strong side, they had some experienced players with a lot of games under their belts."

In the end, losing three goals in a five-minute spell in the first half proved an insurmountable margin for the Greens.

“We gave away bad goals in the first half, which put us 3-0 down and, from then on, you are always going to be chasing the game,” said Nance. “Up until they scored, I thought we were the better side. We gave away bad goals and it became difficult then.  

“We never really got involved as much as we’d have liked and the second half was a dull affair from our point of view.

“Lloyd Jones did well, Joe Riley had a solid game, Scott Wootton and Jamie Ness have both completed 90 minutes, Ryan Taylor has more minutes under his belt and Tafari [Moore] came on.

“There are positives to take out of it, I know that’s difficult to say. We want to win this league and we are still top, so it’s not all doom and gloom. We have had a bad result today but players got some minutes under their belts, and we go into Saturday’s game against Luton.”

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