More from John Pemberton in the wake of the defeat at Darlington…
By Matty Paddock - 31/10/2019
Posted 2 weeks ago
MANAGER John Pemberton was left angered after the defeat to Darlington following controversy around the home side’s winner, writes Elliot Ball.
Harriers returned from Blackwell Meadows on the back of a 1-0 reverse, the only goal of the night coming just before the break.
The moment itself proved contentious – Rhys Williams left with a suspected broken nose after being nailed with a high challenge in the build-up to the strike.
The boss was unable to hide his frustration at the final whistle, saying:
“You do play to the whistle but it’s a foul, it’s a blatant foul.
“I just don’t understand how you don’t give that, and I don’t want to start making excuses but it’s just facts.
“We certainly deserved at least a point from it, if not more.” John Pemberton
“We showed a lot of effort tonight, certainly the second half, I don’t think they had a shot on goal.
“That shows how dominant we were in the second half but obviously we lacked a bit in the final third, so we need a little more quality.”
The gaffer added: “We had a great chance at the end, and the goalkeeper’s made a great save.
“We were more than comfortable… we pinned them back and pinned them back, but we couldn’t quite get that breakthrough that we needed.
“We certainly deserved at least a point from it, if not more.”
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