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10 November 2019

Barry Roche said he was “bitterly disappointed’’ with the Shrimps’ FA Cup exit at Blackpool.

The caretaker boss, who took the team this week with Kevin Ellison, before Derek Adams takes charge next week praised his side for their effort and commitment but admitted that some poor defending proved costly.

Roche said: “We’re bitterly disappointed with the result because we felt we didn’t reach the standards we set last week.

“Overall, the performance wasn’t necessarily a bad one and I can't fault the lads for their effort and spirit but goals change games and I think we conceded poor goals.

“In any game, it’s important not to concede an early goal but, coming to a club in a higher division and a good side, you can’t afford to give them a leg up and we did that. When you make mistakes against teams like Blackpool, they punish you.

“These are players who have played at a higher level so they know the game inside out and they have that moment of brilliance.

“We played some nice stuff at times but we felt we should have used the ball a lot better though we did hit the bar at 1-0 and if that went in it could have been a different game.

“We got ourselves into it just before half-time and, for 20, 25 minutes in the second half, I felt we were the better side but we conceded another poor goal.”

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