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Mitch Cook

Mitch Cook

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Bridlington Town manager Mitch Cook gives his views on the Seasiders’ exit from the FA Cup.

“IT IS just total disappointment.

“We have problems defending. Every time a team gets a set piece against us, it looks dangerous.

“We talked about it before the game and then after two minutes, look what had happened.

“I thought we did alright first half, I thought we were on top and when we went in at half time against 10 men, we said we had to keep the ball, keep it moving and make Barton run.

“We had done it first half, but we didn’t do it second half. “With a bit more luck, Barton could have had a couple more goals and it was no surprise, but a big disappointment when they got the winner.

“We had spoken about how there was 45 minutes to win the game and how we needed to be patient, but there was a lack of creativity, wrong decision-making and bad defending throughout the team.

“There should have been a shape to our team and it wasn’t there..

“Maybe people think they don’t have to do their job as much because they are against 10 men.

“But teams who are a man down seem to work harder and that’s stupid. It shouldn’t happen.

“We had the opportunity of a really good game for the club in the next round and I feel really sorry for our chairman, because he puts his heart and soul into the club and we have all let him down.

“However, yesterday has gone and tomorrow is another day and we have to move on. We still have a squad of players who have been excellent for the last couple of years.”