Date: 19th March 2014 at 5:43pm
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Manager David Flitcroft has said that Bury threw away a point in last night’s loss to Torquay United.

Torquay took the lead in the game before striker Clive Platt restored us to level terms, but we succumbed to an injury time goal and speaking to the press after the game, Flitcroft was adamant that we should’ve held out for a share of the points at least.

‘It’s a galling, very disappointing defeat. We should have respected the point we had more. We fell below our usual standards and I have told the players that in no uncertain terms.’

Flitcroft’s disappointment and anger seems obvious enough from his words.

He continues to say that putting in good performances against those higher in the table is all well and good, but out bread and butter has to be beating teams that are in and around us on the league and we simply aren’t going that well enough and we haven’t been all season.

‘Pitting our wits against the teams that are down at the bottom and fighting for their lives is what it’s all about. Our experienced players aren’t making experienced decisions at the moment.’

The gaffer goes on to say that in the first half he didn’t feel we had any real belief in the team that we could take Torquay and win the game and that is the biggest disappointment for him because belief is everything and he’s been working very hard in trying to give the team that since he first took the job on.

With that said he felt our performance in the second half was much improved and at least warranted a point in the game, but we should be doing a lot better defensively with balls into the box and whilst we continue to not do that right we will carry on throwing points away like we did last night.