Darren Moore disappointed Doncaster Rovers did not win Hull City clash

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Darren Moore insists he would have been disappointed to leave Hull City with a draw despite Doncaster Rovers’ defeat at the KCOM Stadium.

Rovers looked to have rescued a point when substitute Tyreece John-Jules fired in with nine minutes left, cancelling out Josh Magennis’ first half opener for the League One leaders.

But Tom Eaves capitalised on a mistake from goalkeeper Joe Lumley to secure all three points for Hull.

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Moore felt his side deserved something from the contest, and felt they threatened enough to win the match.

Darren Moore. Picture: Andrew Roe/AHPIXDarren Moore. Picture: Andrew Roe/AHPIX
Darren Moore. Picture: Andrew Roe/AHPIX

“I just thought the game was really suited for us - the pitch and conditions,” Moore said.

“I thought we wore them down and I felt there was a stage in the second half when we really did that.

“About 15 minutes before we scored, there were patterns there for us and they were holding on. Then we got the goal.

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“The players got the ball out of the net because they wanted to go on and get a winning goal and they sensed it was there.

“You saw the substitutions that I made, trying to win the game.

“It’s all boiled down to the three points with a lapse of concentration. They haven’t opened us up.

“Otherwise, I think even with a draw I might have been disappointed.”

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Lumley fumbled a shot which allowed Eaves in to score the winner but Moore refused to point the finger at the goalkeeper for the defeat.

He said: “You learn from it and that’s the only thing you can do.

“He’s an exceptional goalkeeper and nine times out of ten he deals with that.

“You quickly have to put it to the back of your mind because in the next 48 hours we have another game.

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“I’m totally gutted that we’ve lost that game. We came here to get it.

“People will look at these sitting top of the table but I’m gutted and I’ve got a dressing room of players that are gutted to have lost the game.

“We can’t hold on too long because we’ve got to move on quickly because we’ve got another game.”


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