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10 November 2012

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Manager hugely frustrated with defeat

Boss Paul Buckle admitted his side contributed to their own downfall as the Town went down to their third home defeat of the season after a 2-0 defeat to Dartford.

Two first half goals from set pieces did the damage and despite their best efforts the Hatters could not find a way back much to the manager’s bitter disappointment.

“We’ve conceded two goals from set pieces – and that hasn’t happened for a long time,” Buckle said afterwards. “I thought we’d eradicated that.

“We shot ourselves in the foot again – Dartford barely put pressure on our defence yet we’ve conceded twice from set pieces.

“We didn’t play well and I hope it’s a one-off. We looked slow in the first half and not like our normal selves. The two goals were dreadful from our perspective.

“The first one has crept in and that gave them the lead but we were poor in the first half. We tried our best in the second half but couldn’t take our chances.

“We’ve gifted Dartford the lead and the first goal changed the whole complexion of the game. We’ve missed an opportunity to close the gap on the top and that’s very frustrating.

“I can understand the fans’ disappointment because they turned up expecting to see a good performance and a result and we haven’t given them that.

“We take responsibility and we’ll move on and try and put it right, starting Tuesday.” 

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