'We've let three points slip' - Darren Moore on Doncaster Rovers' defeat at Fleetwood Town

Darren Moore felt two costly set pieces saw his Doncaster Rovers side let slip the chance for a win at Fleetwood Town.

Saturday, 1st February 2020, 2:56 pm
Updated Sunday, 2nd February 2020, 5:37 pm

Ched Evans and Harry Souttar both capitalised from slackly defended set pieces to put Fleetwood in control on the scoreline with Niall Ennis grabbing what proved to be a consolation effort.

Moore admitted he was frustrated to lose the game in that manner with Fleetwood offering little threat otherwise.

“We’re the away team and I’m the away manager and I’m saying I’m disappointed that we have lost the game,” Moore said.

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Ben Whiteman fires on goal in Doncaster Rovers' defeat to Fleetwood Town. Picture: Howard Roe.
Ben Whiteman fires on goal in Doncaster Rovers' defeat to Fleetwood Town. Picture: Howard Roe.

“At worst it was about coming away with a point but we went to win the game.

“We thought it was going to be a tight game but once it settled down, after analysing them, we thought there would be space in between them, which there was.

“We went round them and on the outside of them but when we got around the box we just didn’t get the final touch.

“They got two goals from set plays. Up to half an hour, we were not in any danger and felt comfortable.

“I’m disappointed because we’ve let three points go today but we move on to the next one on Tuesday.”

Moore said he was largely pleased with the performance of his side but bemoaned a lack of a killer touch in the final third.

“We’re all disappointed because we lost the game off two set plays,” he said.

“Any manager will tell you that to lose a game that way is very disappointing.

“They didn’t create much in the game and how we set up against them and the intensity was excellent so to lose from two set plays we’re disappointed.

“The way they controlled the game with little free kicks and the pettiness that went on, credit to them but obviously not for us because we needed the game to flow better.

“When we did get the ball we seemed to play through them and around them and 75 per cent of the ball up to their final zone was good but we couldn’t get the final touch.”