Date: 10th March 2014 at 2:29am
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Manager David Flitcroft has said he was disappointed to not see Bury make the most of the man advantage over Rochdale and push on for all three points in the game.

Bury came out of the Dale encounter with a share of the spoils and despite having a man advantage from just before half time, we failed to break them down and create that all important chance to give us another victory.

Speaking to the press following the score less draw, our gaffer explained.

‘We had enough chances to win it so we’re disappointed not to beat a very good Rochdale team. It’s another clean sheet and I was expecting the net to ripple a couple of times at the end there, we got in a few times.’

Flitcroft goes on to say that instead of seeing the free flowing Rochdale, when they went down to ten men, in the second half especially we saw another side to them which was built on resilience but we still coped with their threat well, but unfortunately lacked the killer touch ourselves when we did get opportunities but they were tough to break down.

‘Josh Lillis did well, but that’s the next part of the challenge for us – to take those chances and beat the top teams. We just lacked that ruthless edge.’

Ahead of the game quite a few would’ve said that a point would’ve been a huge result for us, because Keith Hill’s men could’ve gone top of the table with a victory, so to have come out of it disappointed with how the game played out and the fact that we couldn’t sneak the victory one nil, says a lot about the effort the players put in and our commitment to the game.

It could well be a huge point for us moving forward, but there is a sense of a lost opportunity to have taken two more.