Date: 14th April 2014 at 8:05am
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Manager Wayne Burnett has said that he can’t have any complaints with the four one score line against Portsmouth last weekend because in every department they were simply better than we were.

An Abu Ogogo consolation was pretty much our only real success in the game, and speaking to the press following the match the gaffer was clear in his thoughts.

‘They were better than us in every department, Portsmouth were better than us and they thoroughly deserved to win, and I will be held fully responsible because I picked the wrong team as well.’

Burnett goes on to say that we just didn’t give ourselves any hope or anything to hang on to in the game in terms of getting a foot hold because when you allow a team to go in front like we did, it’s always incredibly difficult to come back from that and try and we might, when we reduced the score to the one goal difference, we just didn’t go on and do enough in the second period to draw level – instead conceding a further two goals.

‘When you give teams goal starts, it’s very difficult. That’s what we did and I’ve got no complaints. I can’t emphasise enough how much better than us they were in every department, so I’ve got no complaints.’

Building on that further the gaffer goes on to say as well that he certainly doesn’t believe the players think the season which was obviously a question he was asked, repeating that he just felt Portsmouth were that superior on the day.

That’s not to say he’s happy with the shift the side put in though, as he goes on to say that he feels it’s the worst performance we have had since he took the job.

‘It’s the worst performance we have had, that and Mansfield away earlier in the season. It resembled the Bristol Rovers game a little bit from last season, but I don’t think we played as badly against Rovers as we did (today).’

Saying that in many ways if Portsmouth had been more clinical than the four goals they did score suggests, it could’ve in fact been a lot more but irrespective of how well they played, we simply cannot afford to let ourselves play that badly again.

First team coach Darren Currie gave his usual reaction to the Official Site following full time as well and as usual echoed the thoughts of the manager in terms of talking about his disappointment at the result but also the performance.

‘It was definitely the worst result of the season and as equally disappointing was the performance, overall it was a really bad day for us. I’m not sure we ever got started if I’m honest and at no point in the game did we impost what we are really about.’

Currie goes on to add that the atmosphere was fantastic, but unfortunately those out on the pitch weren’t brave enough to put their foot on the ball, take charge and make the right decisions, but for him there is solice in the fact this isn’t something the management team have had to say very often this season at all about our players so if anything, it just has to be chalked off as one of those dire games you get over the course of a season.