Sturrock Plymouth Did Not Deserve To Be Beaten

Tuesday, 10 March 2009, 23:49
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Levelling massive criticism at referee Iain Williamson's door , the Scot was incensed by the Berkshire officials decision to award Swansea a penalty after French goalkeeper Romain Larrieu upended Jordi Gomez in the box, as he told the BBC, “The players feel the penalty wasn't a penalty. I would have to look at it. The referee took a long time deliberating before awarding the penalty. I can't believe there were nine bookings, six for us. He was inconsistent. “

He added "I'm disappointed, I don't think we deserved to lose the game. The boy [Ashley] Barnes had a chance after two or three minutes and it would have put a different complexion on the game.”

Speaking after the game the 52 year old was disappointed by the performance of a few of his players as he outlined on the clubs official site , he said “I just felt we sat back too deep, made our front men isolated, and didn't give our forwards enough opportunities to get support. A deadly concoction when you are away from home is just to hang on and hang on for a 0-0.”

"I'm disappointed that we didn't play to the standards we have been. There were a few players who looked a bit below par, who didn't achieve the standards they have been achieving.”

"We'd have taken 0-0 tonight with our performance but we have come out with nothing.Swansea did more than us. They are the home team, a good side, and had two or three chances that maybe they should have taken.”

"We'd handled all that. We were actually starting to come into the game. We just did not push ourselves to get into the right areas of the pitch.”When you are away from home and digging deep, the boys feel they have worked really hard to get a result. This'll be a difficult place for anyone to come.”

"It was always going to be one goal either way. I think if we'd scored one, it would have put a completely different shape to the game."

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